Journal article

Mechanisms for the selective gas-phase fragmentation reactions of methionine side chain fixed charge sulfonium ion containing peptides

Mahasilu Amunugama, Kade D Roberts, Gavin E Reid

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MASS SPECTROMETRY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2006

Abstract

To enable the development of improved tandem mass spectrometry based methods for selective proteome analysis, the mechanisms, product ion structures, and other factors influencing the gas-phase fragmentation reactions of methionine side-chain derivatized "fixed-charge" phenacylsulfonium ion containing peptide ions have been examined. Dissociation of these peptide ions results in the exclusive characteristic loss of the derivatized side chain, thereby enabling their selective identification. The resultant product ion(s) are then subjected to further dissociation to obtain sequence information for subsequent protein identification. Molecular orbital calculations (at the B3LYP/6-31 + G (d,p) le..

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