Michael W. Senko

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Characterization and verification of the structures of large biomolecules with high-resolution tandem Fourier transform mass spectrometry with electrospray ionization is critically dependent on the technique used to fragment the multiply charged ions produced. Infrared multiphoton dissociation (IRMPD) of ionized proteins as large as carbonic anhydrase (29(More)
The coupling of electrospray ionization with Fourier-transform mass spectrometry allows the analysis of large biomolecules with mass-measuring errors of less than 1 ppm. The large number of atoms incorporated in these molecules results in a low probability for the all-monoisotopic species. This produces the potential to misassign the number of heavy(More)
Since its introduction a few years ago, the linear ion trap Orbitrap (LTQ Orbitrap) instrument has become a powerful tool in proteomics research. For high resolution mass spectrometry measurements ions are accumulated in the linear ion trap and passed on to the Orbitrap analyzer. Simultaneously with acquisition of this signal, the major peaks are isolated(More)
We describe the design and performance of a prototype high performance hybrid mass spectrometer. This instrument consists of a linear quadrupole ion trap (QLT) coupled to a Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass analyzer (FTMS). This configuration provides rapid and automated MS and MS/MS analyses, similar to the "data dependent scanning" found on(More)
The use of a linear or two-dimensional (2-D) quadrupole ion trap as a high performance mass spectrometer is demonstrated. Mass analysis is performed by ejecting ions out a slot in one of the rods using the mass selective instability mode of operation. Resonance ejection and excitation are utilized to enhance mass analysis and to allow isolation and(More)
For small singly charged ions, Fourier transform mass spectrometry (FTMS) has demonstrated the ability to perform multistage mass spectral experiments (MSn) with high resolution and high mass accuracy using collisionally activated dissociation (CAD). The combination of electrospray ionization (ESI) with the FTMS provides the potential to extend these(More)
The recent proliferation of electrospray as an ionization method has greatly increased the ability to perform analyses of large biomolecules by using mass spectrometry. The major advantage of electrospray is the ability to produce multiply charged ions, which brings large molecules down to a mass-to-charge ratio range amenable to most instruments. Multiple(More)
Department of Chemistry, Baker Laboratory, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA Mass spectrometry instrumentation providing unit resolution and lo-ppm mass accuracy for molecules larger than 10 kDa was first reported in 1991. This instrumentation has now been improved with a 6.2-T magnet replacing that of 2.8 T, a more efficient vacuum system, ion(More)
Proteome coverage and peptide identification rates have historically advanced in line with improvements to the detection limits and acquisition rate of the mass spectrometer. For a linear ion trap/Orbitrap hybrid, the acquisition rate has been limited primarily by the duration of the ion accumulation and analysis steps. It is shown here that the spectral(More)
The three major components of a Fourier-transform ion cyclotron resonance (FT-ICR) mass spectrometer include the vacuum system (including ion source), the magnet and a data system capable of performing the necessary instrument control for desired experiments. Most previous FTICR systems have used commercial data systems based on custom-built electronics(More)