Dedicated Libraries for Bruker Mass Spectrometry instruments
Mass spectral libraries containing relevant endogenous and exogenous metabolites enable you to match to experimental MS/MS spectra for automatic dereplication. The number of compounds contained in these spectral libraries is an important factor and has continuously grown over recent years, enabling the identification of an increasing number of known metabolites.
This is reflected for example by the new version of the Bruker MetaboBASE® Personal Library 3.0. It contains:
The Bruker MetaboBASE® Personal Library 3.0 has been provided by well-known Prof. Gary Siuzdak and Dr. Paul Benton.
*METLIN™ is a trademark of THE Scripps Research Institute.
Note: the Bruker MetaboBASE® Personal Library 3.0 is only supported by MetaboScape® 4.0 and higher.
It is not only the number of spectra that matters, though also the quality of the data contained in the libraries, which is highly important for confident identification.
All spectra contained in the Bruker HMDB Metabolite Library 2.0 were manually inspected to remove noisy spectra and contaminant peaks. The masses of precursor and fragment ions were corrected to match the theoretical mass values and isotopic pattern distributions.
The second version of this spectral library provides more than 6000 MS/MS spectra for more than 800 compounds selected from the Human Metabolome Data Base (HMDB) plus Retention time information. Data for the Bruker HMDB Metabolite Library 2.0 was acquired using pure reference standards. All compounds were measured on an impact series QTOF high-resolution mass spectrometer using 5 different collision energy levels.
Retention time information for reversed phase LC for approximately 600 metabolites adds further orthogonal information for increasing confidence in identification of metabolites found in, for example, urine, blood and other biofluids.
The T-ReX® Elute Metabolomics-kit: RP is a dedicated Reversed-Phase LC column kit for enabling matching retention times to corresponding values in Bruker HMDB Metabolite Library 2.0. It also contains methods and Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) for LC-MS/MS data acquisition and is part of the complete
T-ReX® LC-QTOF solution for simplified non-targeted metabolomics.
The Bruker HMDB Metabolite Library is exclusively provided by Bruker and was generated in collaboration with Prof. Liang Li and Prof. David Wishart and their teams at the University of Alberta, Canada.
Spectra were created using commercial standards and putatively identified metabolites found in the model legume plant, Medicago truncatula. This enables identification of metabolites in plants and food research. The Bruker Sumner MetaboBASE® Plant Libraries also contains 228 spectra for 84 compounds extracted identified by MS and NMR.
The recent addition of Collisional Cross Section (CCS) values acquired on a Bruker timsTOF instrument for more than 150 compounds enables matching of orthogonal information derived from trapped ion mobility separation. This allows the identification of compounds based on CCS values in addition to precursor mass and isotopic pattern, retention time, and MS/MS spectra.The spectral libraries contain spectra acquired at multiple collision energies and were acquired in ESI negative-ion mode. For most compounds the molecular formula, structures in *.mol format, InChI, and SMILES are provided.
The Bruker NIST 2020 Mass Spectral Library is a product of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), redistributed by Bruker. The library contains the complete NIST package and covers compounds from Marbofloxacin antibiotic, Naphthalene E&L, APCI, Luteolin glucoside flavone, Retinoic acid metabolite, Fuc-GM1(d18:1/16:0) glycolipid, and more. It is subdivided into several spectral libraries:
The metabolome consists of a complex mixture of small molecules covering a wide dynamic range. As the number of detectable substances continues to grow to include mammalian, microbial, and plant-based endogenous and exogenous metabolites, identification is essential to fully understand the biological context of metabolomic data.
Therefore, the annotation of previously described known target metabolites, known as dereplication, becomes critical and must be both automatic and conclusive.
Meaningful insights in a biological context can only be obtained if compounds are identified with high confidence. This confidence is obtained by matching different criteria stored in databases and spectral libraries containing relevant endogenous and exogenous metabolites.
Information which can be derived from high quality LC-MS/MS data acquired on your Bruker QTOF instruments and matched to spectral libraries for confident identification includes accurate precursor mass and isotopic pattern, MS/MS spectra and retention time information, as well as CCS values. MetaboScape® enables matching this information according to user definable threshold levels. The graphical Annotation Quality “AQ” representation enables the analyst to readily evaluate their confidence for each annotation automatically generated in MetaboScape®.
Several complementary spectral libraries are supported in the fully integrated MetaboScape® workflow solution for automated and positive identification of known compounds. These metabolite libraries include Bruker HMDB Metabolite Library, Bruker MetaboBASE® Personal Library, Bruker MetaboBASE® Plant Library, Bruker NIST Spectral Library, and further public as well as custom libraries.
These spectral libraries are stored on your PC, providing local search capabilities to provide both performance and throughout and to eliminate privacy concerns.
For the identification of metabolites, all available information needs to be collected. This includes the comparison of fragment spectra from pure standards to acquired spectra from Metabolomics samples. The specific fragment masses and intensity distribution contribute valuably to metabolite identification.
The spectral library content is queried using the MetaboScape® software or Bruker DataAnalysis (unless not otherwise noted). Both run on local PCs and provide private search capabilities. Additionally, both software solutions are designed to create custom libraries of proprietary compounds, and to export them to an ASCII format. This allows sharing libraries with colleagues in an open source format.
Building own MS/MS spectral libraries is easily possible with the Bruker library editor. Extend the coverage of existing compound spectra or complement existing information with further reference measurements from e.g. varying collision energies. Library spectra measured at multiple collision energies ensure the automatic and high confidence identification of a wide range of metabolites.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in clinical diagnostic procedures.