Journal article

Ion/ion chemistry as a top-down approach for protein analysis

JL Stephenson, SA McLuckey, GE Reid, JM Wells, JL Bundy

CURRENT OPINION IN BIOTECHNOLOGY | CURRENT BIOLOGY LTD | Published : 2002

Abstract

Developing methodology for analyzing complex protein mixtures in a rapid fashion is one of the most challenging problems facing analytical biochemists today. Recent advances in mass spectrometry for the analysis of intact proteins (i.e. the top-down approach) show great promise for rapid protein identification. The ion/ion chemistry approach for the detection and identification of target proteins in complex matrices, determination of fragmentation channels as a function of precursor ion charge state, and post-translational modification characterization are discussed with particular emphasis on tandem mass spectrometry of intact proteins.

University of Melbourne Researchers