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Unique identifier OMICS_02633
Alternative name METLIN-MRM
Restrictions to use None
Community driven No
Data access Browse
User data submission Not allowed
Registration required Yes
Maintained Yes


  • person_outline Gary Siuzdak

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Integrative metabolic and microbial profiling on patients with Spleen yang deficiency syndrome

Sci Rep
PMCID: 5920061
PMID: 29700349
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-24130-7

[…]  0.67)) were finally regarded as differentiated metabolite ions. Then they were structurally identified and interpreted based on searches of their accurate masses in metabolomic associated databases: METLIN (, HMDB ( and KEGG ( Lastly, the isotopic distribution, retention time and fragments of commercial standards were further confirmed for th […]


A prototypic small molecule database for bronchoalveolar lavage based metabolomics

Sci Data
PMCID: 5903367
PMID: 29664467
DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2018.60

[…] , normalization, differential analysis, and compound annotation. Compound annotation is usually accomplished using mass and isotope ratios to search publicly available metabolomics databases, such as Metlin and/or Human Metabolome Database (HMDB). Annotation assigns names to the compounds; however, confirmation of annotation results, i.e., identification of compounds, is only accomplished followin […]


Metabolome Integrated Analysis of High Temperature Response in Pinus radiata

Front Plant Sci
PMCID: 5914196
PMID: 29719546
DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2018.00485

[…] the first step was performed against an in-house library (>100 compounds) and manual annotation considering m/z and retention times. In the second step, masses were assigned using the KEGG, PubChem, METLIN, MassBank, HMDB, and Plantcyc databases as reported by with built-in MZmine plugins with a 5 ppm threshold and considering as “identified” beyond doubt those metabolites that were defined afte […]


DIVA metabolomics: Differentiating vaccination status following viral challenge using metabolomic profiles

PLoS One
PMCID: 5886402
PMID: 29621258
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194488

[…] pective element included in the analysis parameters. Elemental compositions were searched against PubChem and Chemspider online databases, and where possible Function 2 fragments were matched against Metlin, HMDB or Massbank databases. Where fragmentation spectra for the analyte in question was not available, in silico fragmentation was performed using Metfrag and Function 2 fragmentation data was […]


Increased B3GALNT2 in hepatocellular carcinoma promotes macrophage recruitment via reducing acetoacetate secretion and elevating MIF activity

PMCID: 5885466
PMID: 29618368
DOI: 10.1186/s13045-018-0595-3

[…] 05 were included. A reference material database built by the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Dalian ChemData Solution Information Technology Co., Ltd., HMDB, and METLIN was used. […]


Metabolomics of oncogene specific metabolic reprogramming during breast cancer

PMCID: 5881178
PMID: 29619217
DOI: 10.1186/s40170-018-0175-6

[…] olites based on P value (P ≤ 0.05, ≥ 1.5 fold change). These species were matched against the LC-MS and GC-MS metabolite database and standards. CZE-MS unique features were identified using MS2 data, METLIN, Human Metabolome Database (HMD), LIPIDMAPS, and Mouse Multiple Tissue Metabolome Database (MMMDB). […]


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METLIN institution(s)
Scripps Center for Metabolomics, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA; Metabolomics Unit, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; Unit of Toxicology, CURML, Lausanne University Hospital, Geneva University Hospitals, Lausanne, Switzerland; Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden; The MRC-NIHR National Phenome Centre and Imperial BRC Clinical Phenotyping Centre, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK; Department of Molecular and Computational Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA
METLIN funding source(s)
Supported in part by Ecosystems and Networks Integrated with Genes and Molecular Assemblies (ENIGMA), a Scientific Focus Area Program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for the US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research under contract DE-AC02-05CH11231, National Institutes of Health grants R01 GM114368-03, P30 MH062261-17 and P01 DA026146-02, and the UK Medical Research Council and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) (England) grant MC_PC_12025.

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