Metabolic phenotyping in health and disease

Cell. 2008 Sep 5;134(5):714-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2008.08.026.


Analyzing metabolites (small molecules <1 kDa) in body fluids such as urine and plasma using various spectroscopic methods provides information on the metabotype (metabolic phenotype) of individuals or populations, information that can be applied to personalized medicine or public healthcare.

MeSH terms

  • Disease*
  • Humans
  • Metabolism*
  • Molecular Epidemiology
  • Plasma / chemistry
  • Urine / chemistry