Special Issue "Analysis of Metabolites in Biological Fluids"
A special issue of Separations (ISSN 2297-8739).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 March 2022) | Viewed by 2049
Interests: GC–MS; solid phase microextraction (SPME/GC–MS); volatile organic compounds (VOCs); headspace; breath analysis; volatilomics; clinical biochemistry; bioinformatics; multivariate analysis; environmental contaminants
Interests: proteomics/metabolomics/lipidomics; systems biology; post-translational modifications; plant responses to biotic and abiotic stresses; omics for health and disease
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Special Issue in Cells: Metabolomics as a Tool for Functional Genomics
In the last years, targeted and untargeted analysis of biological fluid metabolome represented excellent tools in several fields, in particular in clinical and environmental ones. in fact, there are numerous researches in which metabolome fingerprinting is used either in disease diagnosis and prognosis or, on the other side, for biomonitoring of pollutant compounds.
The techniques applied in these types of study are different. Separation instruments vary from Gas Chromatography (GC) to High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), with an implementation in HRGC (High resolution GC) and UHPLC (Ultra HPLC). Most used detectors are Mass Spectrometer (MS), FID (Flame Ionization Detector) and ECD (Electron Capture Detector). Analysis of all small molecules (volatile, semi- or non-volatile compounds) present in biological matrices is guaranteed from the combination of this instrumentation.
Contributions (original research articles, communications or reviews) dealing with blood, urine, breath, human semen, saliva and sweat metabolomics analysis by GC-MS, HPLC-MS and other separation-detection systems are welcome.
Dr. Valentina Longo
Prof. Dr. Sara Rinalducci
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- clinical metabolomics
- environmental metabolomics
- volatile organic compounds
- high performance liquid chromatography
- mass spectrometry
- environmental pollutants
- human biomonitoring
- biological fluids