Martin Schuerenberg

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A new matrix-assisted laser-desorption/ionization time-of-flight/time-of-flight mass spectrometer with the novel "LIFT" technique (MALDI LIFT-TOF/TOF MS) is described. This instrument provides high sensitivity (attomole range) for peptide mass fingerprints (PMF). It is also possible to analyze fragment ions generated by any one of three different modes of(More)
Prestructured MALDI-MS sample supports have been developed that simplify high-throughput analysis of biomolecules and improve the detection sensitivity. The mass spectrometric sample support is coated with a thin layer of hydrophobic Teflon that carries an array of 200-microm gold spots, which provide hydrophilic sample anchors. Each transferred sample(More)
We present a new MALD1 sample preparation technique for peptide analysis using the matrix alpha-cyano-4-hydroxy-cinnamic acid (CHCA) and prestructured sample supports. The preparation integrates sample purification, based on the affinity of microcrystalline CHCA for peptides, thereby simplifying the analysis of crude peptide mixtures. Enzymatic digests can(More)
Systematic investigations of particle suspensions for the laser desorption/ionization of peptides and proteins are presented. The performance and suitability for time-of-flight mass spectrometry of different particle materials and sizes, suspended in a variety of different liquids, are described. Performance characteristics such as accessible mass range,(More)
MALDI-TOF MS is traditionally used for "proteomics", but is also a useful tool for lipid analysis. Depending on the applied matrix, however, some lipid classes are more sensitively detected than other ones and this may even lead to suppression effects if complex mixtures are analyzed. Therefore, a previous separation into the individual lipid classes is(More)
The aim of this study was to search for lipid signatures in blood plasma from cystic fibrosis (CF) patients using a novel MALDI-TOF-ClinProTools strategy, initially developed for protein analysis, and thin layer chromatography coupled to MALDI-TOF (TLC-MALDI). Samples from 33 CF patients and 18 healthy children were subjected to organic extraction and(More)
Although the most important application of matrix-assisted laser desorption and ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is "proteomics," there is growing evidence that this soft ionization method is also useful for phospholipid (PL) analysis. Although all PLs are detectable by MALDI-TOF MS, some lipid classes, particularly those with(More)
The oesophagus of 18 minipiglets was exposed to endoscopic intraluminal irradiation with a 1320 nm Nd:YAG laser (10 W, 20 s) via a radial applicator with strictly radially symmetric light distribution. Immediately and at 2, 3, 4 and 8 wk after irradiation, the oesophagus was perfusion-fixed and filled with contrast solution. Radiographs were taken for(More)
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Integrating surface plasmon resonance analysis with mass spectrometry allows detection and characterization of molecular interactions to be complemented with identification of interaction partners. We have developed a procedure for Biacore 3000 that automatically performs all steps from ligand fishing and recovery to sample preparation for matrix-assisted(More)