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The influence of field strength on the separation of tryptic peptides by drift tube-based ion mobility-mass spectrometry is reported. Operating the ion mobility drift tube at elevated field strengths (expressed in V cm(-1) torr(-1)) reduces separation times and increases ion transmission efficiencies. Several accounts in the literature suggest that(More)
Peptide sequencing by surface-induced dissociation (SID) on a MALDI-ion mobility-orthogonal TOF mass spectrometer is demonstrated. SID of approximately 100-fmol amounts of model peptides HLGLAR (m/z 666.8), gramicidin S (m/z 1142.5), and bovine insulin b chain (m/z 3495.5) was accomplished using hydrocarbon-coated gold grids and approximately 20-eV(More)
A new ion mobility/time-of-flight mass spectrometer employing a high-pressure MALDI source has been designed and tested. The prototype instrument operates at a source/drift cell pressure of 1-10 Torr helium, resulting in a mobility resolution of approximately 25. A small time-of-flight mass spectrometer (20 cm) with a mass resolution of up to 200 has been(More)
Ion mobility mass spectrometry (IM-MS) peptide mass mapping experiments were performed using a variety of drift gases (He, N2, Ar and CH4). The drift gases studied cover a range of polarizabilities ((0.2-2.6) x 10(-24) cm3) and the peak capacities obtained for tryptic peptides in each gas are compared. Although the different gases exhibit similar peak(More)
Mass spectrometry has become an indispensable tool in identifying post-translationally modified proteins, but multiple peptide mass-mapping/peptide-sequencing experiments are required to answer questions involving the site and type of modification present. Here, we apply ion mobility-mass spectrometry (IM-MS), a high-throughput analysis method having high(More)
Chemists are constantly striving for techniques that add dimensions of orthogonality with increased throughput and sample complexity. Ion mobility spectrometry (IM) is a gas-phase separation method that adds new dimensions to mass spectrometry (MS). IM separates gas-phase ions based on their collision cross-section and can be coupled with time-of-flight(More)
An ion mobility-mass spectrometry technique for rapid screening of phosphopeptides in protein digests is described. A data set of 43 sequences (ranging in mass from 400 to 3000 m/z) of model and tryptic peptides, including serine, threonine, and tyrosine phosphorylation, was investigated, and the data support our previously reported observation (Ruotolo, B.(More)
Advances in the field of proteomics depend upon the development of high-throughput separation methods. Ion mobility-mass spectrometry is a fast separation method (separations on the millisecond time-scale), which has potential for peptide complex mixture analysis. Possible disadvantages of this technique center around the lack of orthogonality between(More)
Results from ion mobility studies of tryptic peptides suggest that, in some cases, the gas-phase structures can be related to the solution-phase structure of the parent protein. The interpretation of ion mobility measurements is supported by results from molecular modeling and H/D exchange experiments on the same peptides. This study clearly illustrates the(More)
Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization ion mobility coupled to orthogonal time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-IM-oTOF MS) is evaluated as a tool for studying non-covalent complex (NCX) formation between peptides. The NCX formed between dynorphin 1-7 and Mini Gastrin I is used as a model system for comparison to previous MALDI experiments (Woods, A.(More)