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Author Yang, Hongmei ♦ Liu, Ning ♦ Qiu, Xiaoyan ♦ Liu, Shuying
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 A simple and high-throughput method for the identification of disulfide-containing peptides utilizing peptide-matrix adducts is described. Some commonly used matrices in MALDI mass spectrometry were found to specifically react with sulfhydryl groups within peptide, thus allowing the observation of the peptide-matrix adduct ion [M+n+n′ matrix+H]$^{+}$ or [M+n+n′ matrix+Na]$^{+}$ (n = the number of cysteine residues, n′=1, 2,…, n) in MALDI mass spectra after chemical reduction of disulfide-linked peptides. Among several matrices tested, α-cyano-4-hydroxycinnamic acid (CHCA, molecular mass 189 Da) and α-cyano-3-hydroxycinnamic acid (3-HCCA) were found to be more effective for MALDI analysis of disulfide-containing peptides/proteins. Two reduced cysteines involved in a disulfide bridge resulted in a mass shift of 189 Da per cysteine, so the number of disulfide bonds could then be determined, while for the other matrices (sinapinic acid, ferulic acid, and caffeic acid), a similar addition reaction could not occur unless the reaction was carried out under alkaline conditions. The underlying mechanism of the reaction of the matrix addition at sulfhydryl groups is proposed, and several factors that might affect the formation of the peptide-matrix adducts were investigated. In general, this method is fast, effective, and robust to identify disulfide bonds in proteins/peptides.
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 10
Starting Page 2284
Ending Page 2293


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