Special Issue "Development and Application of Spectroscopic Techniques in Metabolomics"

A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989). This special issue belongs to the section "Frontiers in Metabolomics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2023) | Viewed by 110

Special Issue Editor

Institute of Functional Genomics, University of Regensburg, Am BioPark 9, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
Interests: NMR- and MS-based metabolomics; cancer and immune cell metabolism; chronic kidney disease; gut microbiota and immunity; bioinformatics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Mass spectrometry has become the dominant analytical method in metabolomics. However, spectroscopic techniques offer a number of advantages, including robust, non-invasive, and non-destructive analysis. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy has become the most widely used spectroscopic technique in metabolomics, allowing in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo metabolic studies. NMR is also an indispensable tool in metabolite identification as well as the study of metabolite-macromolecule interactions. More recently, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) has emerged as a powerful method for the profiling of endogenous and xenobiotic metabolites in body fluids and single cells due to its high sensitivity brought about by plasmonic nanomaterials. Fourier-transform mid- and near-infrared spectroscopy has been applied to both profiling and structural elucidation of metabolites, while electronic and vibrational circular dichroism allow the elucidation of both the conformation and configuration of unknown compounds, thereby facilitating their identification, as well as the study of the impact of metabolites on the stability of macromolecular complexes. This special issue invites both original research and review articles on the development of novel hard- and software for spectroscopic techniques and their application to the analysis of metabolites in the life sciences and medicine.

Prof. Dr. Peter Oefner
Guest Editor

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  • metabolomics
  • nuclear magnetic resonance
  • in vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • surface plasmon resonance
  • infrared spectroscopy
  • circular dichroism
  • structural elucidation
  • metabolite-macromolecule interaction
  • bioinformatics
  • machine learning

Published Papers

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