Advanced Methods for Natural Products Discovery: Bioactivity Screening, Dereplication, Metabolomics Profiling, Genomic Sequencing, Databases and Informatic Tools, and Structure Elucidation

Susana P. Gaudêncio, Engin Bayram, Lada Lukić Bilela, Mercedes Cueto, Ana R. Díaz-Marrero, Berat Z. Haznedaroglu, Carlos Jimenez, Manolis Mandalakis, Florbela Pereira, Fernando Reyes, Deniz Tasdemir

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Abstract

Natural Products (NP) are essential for the discovery of novel drugs and products for numerous biotechnological applications. The NP discovery process is expensive and time-consuming, having as major hurdles dereplication (early identification of known compounds) and structure elucidation, particularly the determination of the absolute configuration of metabolites with stereogenic centers. This review comprehensively focuses on recent technological and instrumental advances, highlighting the development of methods that alleviate these obstacles, paving the way for accelerating NP discovery towards biotechnological applications. Herein, we emphasize the most innovative high-throughput tools and methods for advancing bioactivity screening, NP chemical analysis, dereplication, metabolite profiling, metabolomics, genome sequencing and/or genomics approaches, databases, bioinformatics, chemoinformatics, and three-dimensional NP structure elucidation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number308
Number of pages66
JournalMarine Drugs
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2023

Keywords

  • blue biotechnology
  • computer assisted structure elucidation (CASE)
  • dereplication
  • Global Natural Product Social Molecular Networking (GNPS)
  • high throughput next-generation sequencing (HT/NGS)
  • high-throughput screening (HTS)
  • informatic chemometrics
  • mode of action (MoA)
  • molecular networking
  • natural products
  • natural products databases
  • relative and absolute configuration determination in structure elucidation

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