Special Issue "Metabolomic Methodology"
A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2015)
Interests: mass spectrometry; metabolomics; metabolic engineering; secondary metabolites; biomakers
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A metabolomic study is divided into several steps: quenching/inactivation of metabolism, metabolite extraction and sample processing, quantitative or qualitative analysis, data analysis, and finally interpretation of data in a biological context. The sampling steps must be optimized for the chosen analytical platform, and many alternative strategies have been presented. Mass spectrometry (MS) and NMR are the two main technologies employed in metabolomic studies, the former usually with chromatographic separation of the metabolites prior to MS detection. There have been significant developments in metabolomic methodology over recent years, in parallel with improvements in instrumentation. However, there must be a continuous focus on further improvement of existing methodology as well as developing new technologies. Here, we call for manuscripts that present developments any of the steps in a metabolomic study.
Dr. Per Bruheim
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- mass spectrometry
- NMR, chromatography
- quenching and extraction
- sample processing
- data normalization