Paulo, Bruno S.
Angolini, Celio F. F.
De Oliveira, Luciana G.
Total Authors: 4
 Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Chem, Dept Organ Chem, UNICAMP, Campinas, SP - Brazil
 Fed Univ ABC UFABC, Ctr Nat & Human Sci, Santo Andre, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
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The chemical space covered by natural products is immense and widely unrecognized. Therefore, convenient methodologies to perform wide-ranging evaluation of their functions in nature and potential human benefits (e.g., for drug discovery applications) are desired. This protocol describes the combination of genome mining (GM) and molecular networking (MN), two contemporary approaches that match gene cluster-encoded annotations in whole genome sequencing with chemical structure signatures from crude metabolic extracts. This is the first step towards the discovery of new natural entities. These concepts, when applied together, are defined here as MS-guided genome mining. In this method, the main components are previously designated (using MN), and structurally related new candidates are associated with genome sequence annotations (using GM). Combining GM and MN is a profitable strategy to target new molecule backbones or harvest metabolic profiles in order to identify analogues from already known compounds. (AU)