Fluorescent Modification Of N-Terminal Amino Group In Peptides For Complete Sequence Analysis Using Psd Method In Maldi-Tof-Ms
Abstract:In the sequence analyses of peptides from nucleoprotein in influenza virus, it was very difficult to obtain the sufficient numbers of fragment ions using the post-source decay (PSD) method in MALDITOF- MS. Fluorescent modification of the N-terminal amino group in the target peptides was introduced for the PSD measurement. The fluorescently-labelled peptides gave sufficient fragment ions in the PSD spectrum, which leads to the complete sequence analysis of peptide.
Document Type: Review Article
Affiliations: Biological Information Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba Central 6, 1-1, Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8566, Japan
Publication date: February 1, 2004
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