Journal article

Electron capture dissociation of complexes of diacylglycerophosphocholine and divalent metal ions: Competition between charge reduction and radical induced phospholipid fragmentation

Patrick F James, Matthew A Perugini, Richard AJ O'Hair

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MASS SPECTROMETRY | SPRINGER | Published : 2008

Abstract

Divalent metal complexes of phosphocholines, [Metal(II)(L)(n)](2+) (where Metal=Cu(2+), Co(2+), Mg(2+), and Ca(2+), L=1,2-dihexanoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine [6:0/6:0GPCho] and 1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine [16:0/18:1GPCho] and n=2-5), were formed upon electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI/MS) of 8 mM solution of phosphocholine (L) with 4 mM metal salt (Metal). The electron capture dissociation (ECD) reactions of these [Metal(II)(L)(n)](2+) complexes were examined via Fourier-transform ion-cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry. A rich and complex chemistry was observed, including charge reduction and fragmentation involving losses of a methyl radical, trimethyl..

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