Special Issue "Application of Metabolomics in Characterization of Novel Bioactive Natural Products"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.
Interests: ultra-high resolution tools; non-targeted metabolomics; bioactives; natural products; cell painting; data science
Living organisms produce bioactive molecules for defense or adaption to their environment; so-called natural products. These have been used for millennia, for example, as flavors and dyes, or in traditional medicine. Despite the large number of natural products already known, unexplored biodiversity is far from being exhausted, due to various reasons such as difficult screening, identification, and complex synthesis or extraction in low yields. Currently, the paradigm of natural product discovery needs to be re-examined considering the technological progress that has been made. Metabolomics combined with sophisticated data mining and advanced activity assays can greatly accelerate bioactivity screenings, guide chemical analysis, and improve de-replication. Moreover, metabolites are themselves biochemical interactors. They often modify multiple targets and lead to complex changes of metabolic networks. In many diseases, intertwined metabolic networks are found and lead to multi-layered pathophysiology. Natural products and their complex extracts act on multiple targets and offer the opportunity to study and modify such network effects.
Dr. Constanze Müller
Manuscript Submission Information
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- hit discovery
- data integration/-science
- traditional medicines
- poly-pharmaceutical networks
- phenotypic screenings
- (non-)targeted assays
- single cell
- metabolic modeling
- bioinformatics-guided identification