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Journal Articles Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry Year : 2024

Energy Resolved Mass Spectrometry for Interoperable Non-resonant Collisional Spectra in Metabolomics

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In untargeted metabolomics, the unambiguous identification of metabolites remains a major challenge. This requires high-quality spectral libraries for reliable metabolite identification, which is essential for translating metabolomics data into meaningful biological information. Several attempts have been made to generate reproducible product ion spectra (PIS) under a low collision energy (E-Lab) regime and nonresonant collisional conditions but have not fully succeeded. We examined the ERMS (energy-resolved mass spectrometry) breakdown curves of two lipo-amino acids and showed the possibility to highlight "singular points", called descriptors hereafter (linked to respective E-Lab depending on the instrument), for each of the monomodal product ion profiles. Using several instruments based on different technologies, the PIS recorded at these specific E-Lab sites shows remarkable similarities. The descriptors appeared as being independent of the fragmentation mechanisms and can be used to overcome the main instrumental effects that limit the interoperability of spectral libraries. This proof-of-concept study, performed on two particular lipo-amino acids, demonstrates the high potential of ERMS-derived information to determine the instrument-specific E-Lab at which PIS recorded in nonresonant conditions become highly similar and instrument-independent, thus comparable across platforms. This innovative but straightforward approach could help remove some of the obstacles to metabolite identification in nontargeted metabolomics, putting an end to a challenging chimera.
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hal-04543223 , version 1 (12-04-2024)

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Amandine Hueber, Hanna Kulyk, Annelaure Damont, Edith Nicol, Sandra Alves, et al.. Energy Resolved Mass Spectrometry for Interoperable Non-resonant Collisional Spectra in Metabolomics. Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 2024, ⟨10.1021/jasms.3c00410⟩. ⟨hal-04543223⟩
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