- Review Article
Large scale metabolomics studies are increasingly used to investigate genetically different individuals and time-dependent responses to environmental stimuli. New mass spectrometric approaches with at least an order of magnitude more rapid analysis of small molecules within the cell's metabolome are now paving the way towards true high-throughput metabolomics, opening new opportunities in systems biology, functional genomics, drug discovery, and personalized medicine. Here we discuss the impact and advantages of the progress made in profiling large cohorts and dynamic systems with high temporal resolution and automated sampling. In both areas, high-throughput metabolomics is gaining traction because it can generate hypotheses on molecular mechanisms and metabolic regulation. We conclude with the current status of the less mature single cell analyses where high-throughput analytics will be indispensable to resolve metabolic heterogeneity in populations and compartmentalization of metabolites. Show more
Journal / seriesCurrent Opinion in Chemical Biology
Pages / Article No.
Organisational unit08839 - Zamboni, Nicola (Tit.-Prof.)
03713 - Sauer, Uwe / Sauer, Uwe
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