Metabolome

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The Metabolome are all of the metabolites (products of the cell) of an organism[1]. The origin of the word is derived from a metabolite and a chromosome.

These include endogenous and exogenous metabolites such as amino acids and drugs respectively. Organisms naturally make endogenous metabolites whereas exogenous are not naturally made. A metabolite usually is less than 1500 Da [2].

The metabolome can be measured by Mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy.

References

  1. Reed, R. et al. 2013. Practical Skills in Biomolecular Sciences. 4th ed. pp.77.
  2. Wishart, DS (September 2007). "Current progress in computational metabolomics". Brief Bioinform. 8 (5): 279–93
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