Metabolic profiling services offer phenotypic insights into the functional output of microbial communities, shedding light on metabolic processes and their impact on human health.
Metabolomics testing is the comprehensive study of metabolites, the small molecules intricately involved in the metabolic processes within biological systems. Through both Liquid Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy (GC-MS), CosmosID’s metabolite identification services are capable of detecting thousands of key metabolites and their respective pathways, including SCFA, Bile Acids, and even novel metabolite signatures.
In using metabolomics research methods, greater in-depth and multi-omic profiling of biological samples in any research condition can be achieved.
By delving into the metabolites produced and processed by the microbiome, we bridge the gap between microbes and their influence on human health. Contact us today to find out more about our metabolomics profiling services.
The dedicated team at CosmosID extends a range of services to facilitate your metabolomics needs, accommodating both novices and experienced researchers. Collaborate directly with our specialized scientists who provide guidance on analytical chemistry, method selection, technical analysis details, and advanced data processing and interpretation.
Tailored to meet your specific needs, our state-of-the-art platform offers both untargeted and targeted metabolomics analyses, employing cutting-edge technologies such as gas chromatography (GC) and liquid chromatography (LC) coupled with mass spectrometry (MS) detectors.
Our instrument arsenal includes leading platforms like Thermo Scientific Q Exactive HF LC-MS/MS and Agilent Q GC-MS.
By utilizing multiple columns optimized for both polar and semi-polar compounds, our untargeted metabolomics services offer a global detection of diverse compound classes, providing a detailed snapshot of the metabolic status of microbial communities and host-microbe interactions.
Commonly detected compound classes include, but are not limited to, microbial metabolites, amino acids and derivatives, tryptophan metabolites, organic acids and short-chain fatty acids, lipids and lipid derivatives, nucleotides and nucleosides, and secondary metabolites.
This broad coverage ensures a comprehensive understanding of microbial capabilities, biomarkers of microbial activity, and the intricate interplay between the microbiome and host health.
Relevant compound classes commonly detected through untargeted metabolomics include:
In addition to our untargeted metabolomics services, we offer targeted panels for dedicated analysis, allowing for a more focused exploration of specific metabolites. These include:
*NOTE: Indole-3-acetic acid and indole-3-pyruvic acid co-elute; their peaks can therefore not be resolved and they cannot be quantified individually. These compounds are marked with a ‘*’ in compounds detected/quantified section.
Metabolomics data is a crucial complement to microbiome research, providing phenotypic information for investigating mechanisms in microbiome studies.
Contact us today to discuss how our metabolomics analysis can enhance your understanding of the microbiome and integrate seamlessly with metagenomics data.
Explore our multi-omics solutions that seamlessly integrate metabolomics data with metagenomics data, unlocking a deeper understanding of the complex interactions within biological systems.
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Metabolomics has various uses, including biomarker discovery, investigating drug metabolism, understanding biological processes, and studying diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and neurological disorders. Additionally, metabolomics can be leveraged with additional “-omics”, such as metagenomics, to provide another data layer into understanding the connection between the genotype and phenotype.
There are two types of metabolomics: targeted and untargeted. In targeted metabolomics, specific metabolites are measured in order to answer specific questions. In untargeted metabolomics, a broad range of metabolites is measured in order to gain an understanding of the complex biochemical interactions taking place in a sample.
Untargeted metabolomics is a process in which retention time, mass, and fragmentation pattern of and/all features that are detected during testing. This allows the data to detect a wide range of metabolites for characterization, including the possibility of novel compound discovery.
Targeted metabolomics involves the utilization of a predetermined panel of compounds in which testing will be performed on. In using these predetermined compounds during testing, calibration curves are generated which enables the detection and absolute quantification of all metabolites within the panel. While targeted metabolomics does not provide information on metabolite presence outside the panel, it provides a more sensitive and absolute measurement of the panel compounds within each sample.
The cost of metabolomics can vary depending on the complexity of the analysis and the number of samples, which ranges from $100 to $500. However, it is important to note that metabolomics has become more affordable in recent years due to advances in instrumentation and automation.
Examples of metabolomics studies include identifying metabolic changes in cancer cells, studying the effects of drugs on metabolic pathways, and investigating the metabolic profiles of tissue samples from a biological system.
Other examples of metabolomics include studying physiological processes, such as the response of the body to exercise and nutrition. Furthermore, metabolomics can detect biomarkers that can be used in early diagnosis and treatment monitoring.