Lindsay J Morrison

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The interplay between the entropically and enthalpically favored products of peptide fragmentation is probed using a combined experimental and theoretical approach. These b2 ion products can take either an oxazolone or diketopiperazine structure. Cleavage after the second amide bond is often a favorable process because the products are small ring structures(More)
The cooperativity of ligand binding is central to biological regulation and new approaches are needed to quantify these allosteric relationships. Herein, we exploit a suite of mass spectrometry (MS) experiments to provide novel insights into homotropic Cu-binding cooperativity, gas-phase stabilities and conformational ensembles of the D2 -symmetric,(More)
Lipid A molecules consist of a diglucosamine sugar core with a number of appended acyl chains that vary in their length and connectivity. Because of the challenging nature of characterizing these molecules and differentiating between isomeric species, an energy-resolved MS/MS strategy was undertaken to track the fragmentation trends and map genealogies of(More)
A direct pathway for the fragmentation of peptide b3 fragment ions to b2 ions has, until now, not been identified. Experimental evidence for the formation of a b3 anhydride structure and isomerization to an extended macrocycle is demonstrated here by comparison of the completely different fragmentation patterns of the b3 ions generated from protonated VGEIG(More)
The lipid A domain of the endotoxic lipopolysaccharide layer of Gram-negative bacteria is comprised of a diglucosamine backbone to which a variable number of variable length fatty acyl chains are anchored. Traditional characterization of these tails and their linkages by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) or mass spectrometry is time-consuming and(More)
Mass spectrometry continues to develop as a valuable tool in the analysis of proteins and protein complexes. In protein complex mass spectrometry studies, surface-induced dissociation (SID) has been successfully applied in quadrupole time-of-flight (Q-TOF) instruments. SID provides structural information on noncovalent protein complexes that is(More)
Dissociation of proteins and peptides by 193 nm ultraviolet photodissociation (UVPD) has gained momentum in proteomic studies because of the diversity of backbone fragments that are produced and subsequent unrivaled sequence coverage obtained by the approach. The pathways that form the basis for the production of particular ion types are not completely(More)
Determination of structure and folding of certain classes of proteins remains intractable by conventional structural characterization strategies and has spurred the development of alternative methodologies. Mass spectrometry-based approaches have a unique capacity to differentiate protein heterogeneity due to the ability to discriminate populations, whether(More)
In solution, α-helices are stabilized at the termini by a variety of different capping interactions. Study of these interactions in the gas phase provides a unique means to explore the intrinsic properties that cause this stabilization. Evidence of helical and globular conformations is presented here for gas-phase, doubly charged peptides of sequence XAnK,(More)
Protein-protein interfaces and architecture are critical to the function of multiprotein complexes. Mass spectrometry-based techniques have emerged as powerful strategies for characterization of protein complexes, particularly for heterogeneous mixtures of structures. In the present study, activation and dissociation of three tetrameric protein complexes(More)