Special Issue "NMR-based Metabolomics and Its Applications Volume 2"
A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2019
Over the last decade, the number of scientific publications in the metabolomics area has increased exponentially. The literature analysis included ca 23,000 articles during the period 2008 to 2017, revealing metabolomics applications in a wide range of fields including medical, plant, animal, and food sciences (this bibliographic data was retrieved from the SCOPUS database searching “metabolomics” in article abstract, title, and keywords). The high applicability of this approach is due to its ability to qualitatively and quantitatively characterize the chemical profile of all the low molecular weight metabolites (metabolome) present in cells, tissues, organs, and biological fluids as end products of the cellular regulatory pathways. Thus, providing a snapshot of the phenotype of a biological system, metabolomics offers useful contributions to a comprehensive insight into the functional status of human, animal, plant, and microbe organisms.
The main analytical platforms employed in metabolomics are Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and mass spectrometry (MS). Both methods have advantages and limitations. They are often used separately, although their combination can help overcome the respective limitations, providing a more comprehensive insight into important metabolic processes.
This Special Issue is focused on the recent technical advances and practical applications of NMR spectroscopy to metabolomics analyses. Submissions of both original research and review articles are welcomed. Topics of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:
- Biomedical research
- Clinical toxicolology
- Drug discovery
- Food science
- Nutrition research
- Herbal medicines
- Marine biology
- Environmental sciences
- Sport and exercise science
Dr. Flaminia Cesare Marincola
Prof. Dr. Luisa Mannina
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- clinical application
- food and nutritional science
- marine biology
- environmental science
- sport and exercise science
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Author: Jeremy Nicholson
Affiliation: Imperial College London, UK
Author: Valérie Copié
Affiliation: Montana State University, USA
Authors: Giorgia Conta, Giorgio Capuani, Alberta Tomassini, Fabio Sciubba, Maria Enrica Di Cocco and Alfredo Miccheli
Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Tentative title: The evolution of infant gut microbiota during the breastfeeding and weaning as investigated by 1H NMR-based metabolomics: a mother-infant dyad case report