James J. Lennon

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By utilizing delayed pulsed ion extraction of ions generated via the matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) technique, fast (< 320 ns) metastable ion fragmentation is observed for both peptide and protein analytes in the ion source of a linear time-of-flight mass spectrometer. Small peptides such as the oxidized B chain of bovine insulin(More)
Continuous segments of amino acid sequence information as long as 41 residues have been deduced by interpretation of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-generated ion signals dominated by Cn fragmentation within the ion source of a linear time-of-flight mass spectrometer utilizing delayed ion extraction. The technique has been applied successively(More)
Fragmentation processes that occur very early during matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI) of peptides are examined by utilization of delayed pulsed ion extraction with a linear time-of-flight mass spectrometer. The oxidized B chain of bovine insulin (MW=3495. 95 u), which produces a wide range of fragment ions, is utilized as a probe to(More)
A linear time-of-flight mass spectrometer has been modified to incorporate pulsed ion extraction of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) generated ions. A unique aspect of the experiments presented is the combination of pulsed extraction with very high source potentials (up to 25 kV) which allows improved mass resolution while maintaining(More)
The enzyme 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase is a key regulator in cholesterol biosynthesis and HMG CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) have become a widely prescribed family of lipid lowering agents. Cholesterol synthesis occurs predominantly in liver which is the target organ of statins. We studied the effects of fluvastatin(More)
A technique is described for identifying and locating posttranslational modifications (PTMs) in peptides and proteins of known sequence by interpretation of c(n) ion signals generated by in-source decay during delayed ion extraction in matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Sites of phosphorylation in seven synthetic(More)
Radiation rapidly undermines trabecular architecture, a destructive process which proceeds despite a devastated cell population. In addition to the 'biologically orchestrated' resorption of the matrix by osteoclasts, physicochemical processes enabled by a damaged matrix may contribute to the rapid erosion of bone quality. 8w male C57BL/6 mice exposed to 5(More)
Lovastatin is a lipid lowering agent that acts by inhibiting 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase, a key regulatory enzyme in cholesterol biosynthesis. In this study the pattern of gene network regulation induced in hepatic proteins as a response to lovastatin treatment was analyzed by proteomics. In livers of male F344 rats treated(More)
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