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Hardouin, J ; Hubert-Roux, M ; Delmas, AF ; Lange, C

Identification of isoenzymes using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry

Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 20 (5) 725-732

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Abstract :

The identification of isoforms is one of the great challenges in proteomics due to the large number of identical amino acids preventing their separations by two-dimensional electrophoresis. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOFMS) has become a rapid and sensitive tool in proteomics, notably with the new instrumental improvements. In this study, we used several acquisition modes of MALDI-TOFMS to identify isoforms of porcine glutathiones S-transferase. The use of multiple proteases coupled to the different acquisition modes of MALDI-TOFMS (linear, reflectron, post-source decay (PSD) and in-source decay, positive and negative modes) allowed the identification of two sequences. Moreover, a third sequence is pointed out from a PSD study of a tryptic ion revealing the modification of the amino acid tyrosine 146 to phenylalanine. Copyright (c) 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.