Practical Guidelines for C-Based NMR Metabolomics.

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TitlePractical Guidelines for C-Based NMR Metabolomics.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsEdison, AS, Le Guennec, A, Delaglio, F, Kupče, Ē
JournalMethods Mol Biol
Date Published2019

We present an overview of C-based NMR metabolomics. At first glance, the low sensitivity of C relative to H NMR might seem like too great an obstacle to use this approach. However, there are several advantages to C NMR, whether samples can be isotopically enriched or not. At natural abundance, peaks are sharp and largely resolved, and peak frequencies are more stable to pH and other sample conditions. Statistical approaches can be used to obtain C-C and C-H correlation maps, which greatly aid in compound identification. With C isotopic enrichment, other experiments are possible, including both C-J-RES and INADEQUATE, which can be used for de novo identification of metabolites not in databases.NMR instrumentation and software has significantly improved, and probes are now commercially available that can record useful natural abundance 1D C spectra from real metabolomics samples in 2 h or less. Probe technology continues to improve, and the next generation should be even better. Combined with new methods of simultaneous data acquisition, which allows for two or more 1D or 2D NMR experiments to be collected using multiple receivers, very rich datasets can be collected in a reasonable amount of time that should improve metabolomics data analysis and compound identification.

Alternate JournalMethods Mol. Biol.
PubMed ID31463840