Agya K. Frimpong

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Conformational heterogeneity of alpha-synuclein was studied with electrospray ionization mass spectrometry by analyzing protein ion charge state distributions, where the extent of multiple charging reflects compactness of the protein conformations in solution. Although alpha-synuclein lacks a single well-defined structure under physiological conditions, it(More)
Analysis of protein ion charge-state distributions in electrospray ionization (ESI) mass spectra has become an indispensable tool in the studies of protein dynamics. However, applications of this technique have been thus far limited to detection of large-scale conformational transitions, which typically change the extent of multiple charging in a very(More)
Low back pain is the most common musculoskeletal problem and the single most common cause of disability, often attributed to degeneration of the intervertebral disc. Lack of effective treatment is directly related to our limited understanding of the pathways responsible for maintaining disc health. While transcriptional analysis has permitted initial(More)
Ion charge-state distribution analysis in electro-spray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) is a robust and fast technique for direct detection and characterization of coexisting protein conformations in solution. Compact folded proteins give rise to ESI-generated ions carrying a relatively small number of charges, whereas less compact conformers(More)
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