Patterned Signal Ratio Biases in Mass Spectrometry-Based Quantitative Metabolomics

Despite the well-known nonlinear response of electrospray ionization (ESI) in mass spectrometry (MS)-based analysis, its complicated response patterns and negative impact on quantitative comparison are still understudied. We showcase in this work that the patterns of nonlinear ESI response are feature-dependent and can cause significant compression or inflation to signal ratios. In particular, our metabolomics study of serial diluted human urine samples showed that over 72% and 16% metabolic features suffered ratio compression and inflation, respectively, whereas only 12% of the signal...


Aug 5 2021 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Maria Cleveland
UBC Chemistry (Brumer Group)
Aug 8 2021 - 1:00pm to Aug 10 2021 - 4:00pm
Jeffrey Suen
UBC Chemistry (Gates Group)
Aug 9 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Paul Foth
UBC Chemistry (Sammis Group)


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