NMR Metabolomics in Cancer Research


  • Miroslava Čuperlović-Culf, National Research Council of Canada Institute for Information Technology, Canada

The application of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) metabolomics in cancer research requires an understanding of the many possibilities that NMR metabolomics can offer, as well as of the specific characteristics of the cancer metabolic phenotype and the open questions in cancer research. NMR metabolomics in cancer research presents a detailed account of the NMR spectroscopy methods applied to metabolomics mixture analysis along with a discussion of their advantages and disadvantages. Following an overview of the potential use of NMR metabolomics in cancer research, the book begins with an examination of the cancer metabolic phenotype and experimental methodology, before moving on to cover data pre-processing and data analysis. Chapters in the latter part of the book look at dynamic metabolic profiling, biomarker discovery, and the application of NMR metabolomics for different types of cancer, before a concluding chapter discusses future perspectives in the field.
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Researchers or graduate students starting to do metabolomics either from the perspective of cancer biology or medicine, NMR spectroscopy or data analysis; Researchers in academic, industry or government settings


Book information

  • Published: December 2012
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-907568-84-8

Table of Contents

Biology - Cancer metabolic phenotype; Experimental methodology; Metabolomics NMR data pre-processing - Analysis of individual spectrum; Metabolomics data analysis - Processing and analysis of a dataset; Dynamic metabolic profiling and metabolite network and pathways modelling; Biomarker discovery; NMR metabolomics application by cancer type; Perspectives.