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Author Mattapalli, Haritha ♦ Monteith, William B. ♦ Burns, Colin S. ♦ Danell, Allison S.
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer-Verlag
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2009
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Chemistry & allied sciences
Subject Keyword Analytical Chemistry ♦ Biotechnology ♦ Organic Chemistry ♦ Proteomics ♦ Bioinformatics
Abstract Electrospray ionization (ESI) mass spectrometry (MS) has proven to be an extremely powerful technique for studying the stoichiometry and binding strength of peptide-metal complexes. We have found a significant new problem in the ESI-MS of zinc-peptide systems involving the deposition of zinc in the ESI emitter. This deposition of zinc during the experiment removes a significant amount of zinc ions from the solution, impacting the resulting mass spectral intensities used to quantify the amount of the zinc-bound species. Analysis of infused zinc-peptide samples with atomic absorption spectrometry and with a custom-built nanoflow ESI source confirms the alteration of the analyte solutions with positive or negative or no potential applied to the emitter. Ultimately, the location of the zinc deposition was determined to be the stainless steel emitter. The use of a custom-built nanoESI interface using glass emitters was found to mitigate the zinc deposition problem. The phenomenon of metal deposition warrants further investigation as it may not be limited to just zinc and may represent a significant obstacle in the ESI-MS analysis of all protein-metal systems.
ISSN 10440305
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2009-01-01
Publisher Institution The American Society for Mass Spectrometry
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 18791123
Journal Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry
Volume Number 20
Issue Number 12
Page Count 7
Starting Page 2199
Ending Page 2205


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