Chemical Proportionality within Molecular Networks

12 April 2021, Version 1


Molecular networking of non-targeted tandem mass spectrometry data connects structurally related molecules based on similar fragmentation spectra. Here we report the Chemical Proportionality contextualization of molecular networks. ChemProp scores the changes of abundance between two connected nodes over sequential data series which can be displayed as a direction within the network to prioritize potential biological and chemical transformations or proportional changes of related compounds. We tested the ChemProp workflow on a ground truth data set of defined mixture and highlighted the utility of the tool to prioritize specific molecules within biological samples, including bacterial transformations of bile acids, human drug metabolism and bacterial natural products biosynthesis. The ChemProp workflow is freely available through the Global Natural Products Social Molecular Networking environment.


metabolomics analyses
Non-targeted metabolomics
Tandem-Mass Spectrometry
Molecular Networking
Biochemical Transformation
Data analysis

Supplementary materials

ChemProp Supporting Information


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