Reliable Profile Detection in Comparative Metabolomics
2007 (English)In: Omics, ISSN 1536-2310, E-ISSN 1557-8100, Vol. 11, no 2, 209-224 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A strategy for processing of metabolomic GC/MS data is presented. By considering the relationship between quantity and quality of detected profiles, representative data suitable for multiple sample comparisons and metabolite identification was generated. Design of experiments (DOE) and multivariate analysis was used to relate the changes in settings of the hierarchical multivariate curve resolution (H-MCR) method to quantitative and qualitative characteristics of the output data. These characteristics included number of resolved profiles, chromatographic quality in terms of reproducibility between analytical replicates, and spectral quality defined by purity and number of spectra containing structural information. The strategy was exemplified in two datasets: one containing 119 common metabolites, 18 of which were varied according to a DOE protocol; and one consisting of rat urine samples from control rats and rats exposed to a liver toxin. It was shown that the performance of the data processing could be optimized to produce metabolite data of high quality that allowed reliable sample comparisons and metabolite identification. This is a general approach applicable to any type of data processing where the important processing parameters are known and relevant output data characteristics can be defined. The results imply that this type of data quality optimization should be carried out as an integral step of data processing to ensure high quality data for further modeling and biological evaluation. Within metabolomics, this degree of optimization will be of high importance to generate models and extract biomarkers or biomarker patterns of biological or clinical relevance.
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Mary Ann Liebert , 2007. Vol. 11, no 2, 209-224 p.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-16147DOI: 10.1089/omi.2007.0006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-16147DiVA: diva2:155820