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Recent Reports from Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center Highlight Findings in Natural Product Chemistry (Bringing microbial interactions to...

August 8, 2014



Recent Reports from Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center Highlight Findings in Natural Product Chemistry (Bringing microbial interactions to light using imaging mass spectrometry)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Drug Week -- Current study results on Drugs and Therapies have been published. According to news reporting out of Taipei, Taiwan, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Covering: up to the end of September 2013 Microorganisms are a plentiful resource for natural products research. Traditionally, natural products discovery from microbial sources depends on the screening of target-mediated inhibition."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center, "The natural products identified through this strategy usually correlate to significant microbial phenotypes. However, the target-mediated transcriptions deduced from low concentrations of natural products sometimes do not generate an obvious phenotype. The better understanding of the true biological roles of those microbial natural products will permit the application of rational approaches to the more effective exploitation of their use. Imaging mass spectrometry (IMS) has been developed and applied in many fields for decades. However, the applications of IMS on microbial natural products research have just been recently reported. IMS is one of few tools capable of revealing both phenotype and relevant and irrelevant chemotypes of microorganisms. In this review, we summarize the latest applications of IMS technologies."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The challenges and prospect of improvement and application of IMS to microbial natural products research are discussed as well."

For more information on this research see: Bringing microbial interactions to light using imaging mass spectrometry. Natural Product Reports, 2014;31(6):739-55. (Royal Society of Chemistry - www.rsc.org/; Natural Product Reports - pubs.rsc.org/en/journals/journalissues/np)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C.J. Shih, Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei 115, Taiwan. Additional authors for this research include P.Y. Chen, C.C. Liaw, Y.M. Lai and Y.L Yang (see also Drugs and Therapies).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Taipei, Taiwan, Drugs and Therapies.

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