METLIN: A Metabolite Mass Spectral Database

  title={METLIN: A Metabolite Mass Spectral Database},
  author={Colin A. Smith and Grace O' Maille and Elizabeth J. Want and Chuan Qin and Sunia A. Trauger and Theodore R Brandon and Darlene E. Custodio and Ruben Abagyan and Gary Siuzdak},
  journal={Therapeutic Drug Monitoring},
Endogenous metabolites have gained increasing interest over the past 5 years largely for their implications in diagnostic and pharmaceutical biomarker discovery. METLIN (, a freely accessible web-based data repository, has been developed to assist in a broad array of metabolite research and to facilitate metabolite identification through mass analysis. METLIN includes an annotated list of known metabolite structural information that is easily cross-correlated with its… 
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