Current challenges in metabolomics for diabetes research: a vital functional genomic tool or just a ploy for gaining funding?

  title={Current challenges in metabolomics for diabetes research: a vital functional genomic tool or just a ploy for gaining funding?},
  author={J. Griffin and A. Vidal-Puig},
  journal={Physiological genomics},
  volume={34 1},
  • J. Griffin, A. Vidal-Puig
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Physiological genomics
  • Metabolomics aims to profile all the small molecule metabolites found within a cell, tissue, organ, or organism and use this information to understand a biological manipulation such as a drug intervention or a gene knockout. While neither mass spectrometry or NMR spectroscopy, the two most commonly used analytical tools in metabolomics, can provide a complete coverage of the metabolome, compared with other functional genomic tools for profiling biological moieties the approach is cheap and high… CONTINUE READING
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