The potential for the utilization of GC × GC-time-of-flight (TOF) MS for high-resolution metabolomics studies is discussed, with the implementation of some statistical comparisons for biomarker detection. Metabolite profiles from NZO obese mice versus BL/6 control mice are compared and contrasted using a number of chromatogram comparison routines, including direct chromatogram comparisons, chromatogram subtraction and averaging routines, as well as a method for generating relative weighted peak surface difference chromatograms, and a more conventional Student's t-test statistical approach.
- Data processing
- Gas chromatography, comprehensive two-dimensional
- Mass spectrometry, time-of-flight
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry