1 April 1996 Peptide sequencing using MALDI on time-of-flight and ion trap mass spectrometers
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Two instruments have been developed in our laboratory for the direct amino-acid sequencing of peptides. The first is a time-of-flight (TOF) mass spectrometer that utilizes a coaxial, curved-field reflectron which provides simultaneous focusing of product ins formed by post- source decay (PSD) and obviates the need for scanning or stepping the reflectron voltage. The second is a matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) ion trap mass spectrometer (ITMS). In this instrument, MALDI ions are trapped efficiently by ramping the trapping rf field, and a linear mass scale is achieved by modulating the axial excitation voltage during mass scanning. Monoisotopic mass selection and excitation is accomplished using phase- modulated SWIFT (stored waveform inverse Fourier transform) techniques, while efficient CID (collision-induced dissociation) performance is achieved using pulsed introduction of Xe and other heavier gases. Both mass spectrometers have been designed as compact instruments for sequencing peptides in partially fractionated mixtures.
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Robert J. Cotter, Robert J. Cotter, Timothy J. Cornish, Timothy J. Cornish, Marcela Cordero, Marcela Cordero, Vladimir M. Doroshenko, Vladimir M. Doroshenko, } "Peptide sequencing using MALDI on time-of-flight and ion trap mass spectrometers", Proc. SPIE 2680, Ultrasensitive Biochemical Diagnostics, (1 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.237625; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.237625

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