MSL-ST: Development of Mass Spectral Library Search Tool to Enhance Compound Identification

Teodora Gerasimoska, Milka Ljoncheva, Milka Ljoncheva, Monika Simjanoska

Abstract

Identification of new organic compounds through suspect screening (SS) and non-targeted analysis (NTA) became the most challenging task in environmental and metabolomics research in the recent two decades. Identification of thousands of organic compounds is performed using the recent technology advancements in chromatography-mass spectrometry as the core analytical platform, assisted by multitude of cheminformatics-assisted approaches. As many of those approaches rely on mass spectral libraries (MSLs) search, the availability of comprehensive MSLs with engines for batch search and export of MS data and batch search engines for simultaneous search and export of MS data from multiple MSLs is of crucial importance. In lack of such, analysts perform this step in a laborious, time-consuming manual manner, importing significant risk of compound misidentification. This paper presents MSL-ST, the first tool for automated batch search and storage of MS spectra that uses two of the largest publicly available MSLs as data source, the MassBank of North America (MoNa) and the MassBank of Europe. MSL-ST assembles large amount of MS data in an automated, time- and cost-effective manner in a format which allows its further processing, especially for the purpose of compound identification. The tool, accompanied with user manual, is publicly available on GitHub.

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in Harvard Style

Gerasimoska T., Ljoncheva M. and Simjanoska M. (2021). MSL-ST: Development of Mass Spectral Library Search Tool to Enhance Compound Identification.In Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 3: BIOINFORMATICS, ISBN 978-989-758-490-9, pages 195-203. DOI: 10.5220/0010424101950203


in Bibtex Style

@conference{bioinformatics21,
author={Teodora Gerasimoska and Milka Ljoncheva and Monika Simjanoska},
title={MSL-ST: Development of Mass Spectral Library Search Tool to Enhance Compound Identification},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 3: BIOINFORMATICS,},
year={2021},
pages={195-203},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010424101950203},
isbn={978-989-758-490-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 3: BIOINFORMATICS,
TI - MSL-ST: Development of Mass Spectral Library Search Tool to Enhance Compound Identification
SN - 978-989-758-490-9
AU - Gerasimoska T.
AU - Ljoncheva M.
AU - Simjanoska M.
PY - 2021
SP - 195
EP - 203
DO - 10.5220/0010424101950203