High-throughput platforms for metabolomics

Markus de Raad, Curt R Fischer, Trent R Northen
2016 Current Opinion in Chemical Biology  
Mass spectrometry has become a choice method for broadspectrum metabolite analysis in both fundamental and applied research. This can range from comprehensive analysis achieved through time-consuming chromatography to the rapid analysis of a few target metabolites without chromatography. In this review article, we highlight current high-throughput MS-based platforms and their potential application in metabolomics. Although current MS platforms can reach throughputs up to 0.5 seconds per sample,
more » ... the metabolite coverage of these platforms are low compared to low-throughput, separation-based MS methods. Highthroughput comes at a cost, as it's a trade-off between sample throughput and metabolite coverage. As we will discuss, promising emerging technologies, including microfluidics and miniaturization of separation techniques, have the potential to achieve both rapid and more comprehensive metabolite analysis.
doi:10.1016/j.cbpa.2015.10.012 pmid:26544850 fatcat:4cpidoec2bgo5k6ubphcbxeqgi