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Title Chemical Assignment of Structural Isomers of Sulfur-Containing Metabolites in Garlic by Liquid Chromatography−Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance−Mass Spectrometry
Description BACKGROUND:

The chemical assignment of metabolites is crucial to understanding the relation between food composition and biological activity.

This study was designed to detect and chemically assign sulfur-containing metabolites by using LC-Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance-mass spectrometry (FTICR-MS) in Allium plants.

Ultrahigh resolution (>250,000 full width at half-maximum) and mass accuracy (<1 mDa) by FTICR-MS allowed us to distinguish ions containing sulfur isotopes ((32)S and (34)S).

Putative 69 S-containing monoisotopic ions (S-ions) were extracted from the metabolome data of onion (Allium cepa), green onion (Allium fistulosum), and garlic (Allium sativum) on the basis of theoretical mass differences between (32)S-ions and their (34)S-substituted counterparts and on the natural abundance of (34)S. Eight S-ions were chemically assigned by using the reference data according to the guidelines of the Metabolomics Standards Initiative. Three ions detected in garlic were assigned as derived from the isomers γ-glutamyl-S-1-propenylcysteine and γ-glutamyl-S-2-propenylcysteine and as S-2-propenylmercaptoglutathione on the basis of differences in key product ions identified in reference tandem MS spectra.

The ability to discriminate between such geometric isomers will be extremely useful for the chemical assignment of unknown metabolites in MS-based metabolomics.

Authors Ryo Nakabayashi, Yuji Sawada, Morihiro Aoyagi, Yutaka Yamada, Masami Yokota Hirai, Tetsuya Sakurai, Takahiro Kamoi, Daryl D Rowan, Kazuki Saito
Reference Nakabayashi et al. (2016) The Journal of Nutrition.13:397S–402S

doi: 10.3945/jn.114.202317.

Comment The raw files were converted to netCDF files and stored in DROP Met as "Metabolome data in Allium plants and MS/MS spectra of S-containing compounds"

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The raw data files are available at DROP Met web site in PRIMe database of RIKEN.

Sample Information

Title Green Onion
Organism - Scientific Name Allium fistulosum L.
Organism - ID NCBI taxonomy 35875
Compound - ID
Compound - Source
Preparation Edible onions, green onions, and garlic were purchased in a supermarket in Tokyo, Japan. The samples were immediately frozen, lyophilized, and ground. Materials were stored at room temperature with silica gel until use.
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Analytical Method Information

Method Details ID MS1
Sample Amount 1 μL

Analytical Method Details Information

Title LC-FTICR-MS analysis
Instrument LC, Agilent 1200 series; MS, Bruker Daltonics solariX 7.0 T
Instrument Type LC-FTICR-MS
Ionization ESI
Ion Mode Positive
Description Extraction of metabolites

The freeze-dried samples were extracted with 50 μL of 80% MeOH containing 2.5 μM lidocaine per mg dry weight using a mixer mill (MM300, Retsch) with zirconia beads for 10 min at 20 Hz and 4 °C. After centrifugation for 10 min, the supernatant was filtered using an HLB μElution plate (Waters).

LC–FTICR-MS Analysis
A liquid sample (1 μL) was analyzed using LC–FTICR-MS (LC, Agilent 1200 series; MS, Bruker Daltonics solariX 7.0 T). Analytical conditions were as follows. LC: column, Xselect CSH C18 (3.5 μm, 2.1 mm ×150 mm, Waters); solvent system, solvent A (water with 0.1% formic acid) and solvent B (acetonitrile with 0.1% formic acid); gradient program, 99.5% A/0.5% B at 0 min, 0.5% A/99.5% B at 30.0 min, 0.5% A/99.5% B at 45.0 min, 99.5% A/0.5% B at 45.1 min, and 99.5% A/0.5% B at 60.0 min; flow rate, 0.3 mL/min; column temperature, 35 °C; wavelength, 200–600 nm; MS detection (resolution 260 000 at m/z 400, see Figure S1 in the Supporting Information); polarity, positive; calibrant, low concentration TuningMix (Agilent); lock mass target, diethylhexylphthalate (C24H38O4, [M + H]+m/z 391.28429); MS/MS detection (resolution 35 000 at m/z 400, see Figure S2 in the Supporting Information).

Comment_of_details Nakabayashi et al. Anal Chem. 2013 Feb 5;85(3):1310-5.

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