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New Approaches to NMR-Based Metabolite Identification

New Approaches to NMR-Based Metabolite Identification

Everett, Jeremy ORCID: 0000-0003-1550-4482 and Sanchon Lopez, Beatriz (2016) New Approaches to NMR-Based Metabolite Identification. In: 12th Annual Conference of the Metabolomics Society, 27 June 2016 - 30 June 2016, Dublin, Eire.

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Metabolite identification is a bottleneck for metabonomics studies using either MS- or NMR-based detection technologies. In contrast to the 4 nucleotides in genomics and the 20 amino acids in proteomics studies, the chemical space of small molecule metabolites is huge and confident identification of these metabolites is challenging.

Instructive guides for the use of both MS [1] and NMR-based [2] detection technologies for metabolite identification have appeared recently. However, a key issue is the confidence of metabolite identification. Metabolite identification is of two types: 1) the structure elucidation of novel metabolites, that require isolation or synthesis for rigorous identification and 2) the structure confirmation of known metabolites. The Metabolomics Standards Initiative recognizes 4 levels of metabolite identification [3] and proposed that a known metabolite cannot be classed as Identified unless compared with data from a reference standard of that metabolite in the laboratory. New proposals, including a method called metabolite identification carbon efficiency (MICE) [4] for NMR-based metabolite identification, have proposed that comparison with database or literature data is sufficient. We now describe the development of an improved MICE method incorporating metabolite topological analysis.

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4. Everett JR. A new paradigm for known metabolite identification in metabonomics/metabolomics: metabolite identification efficiency. Computational and structural biotechnology journal, 13, 131-144 (2015).

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Metabonomics; Metabolomics; Metabolite Profiling; Metabolite Identification; MICE; tMICE; NMR
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Science (SCI)
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