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This paper reports the use of an experimental matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation (MALDI) ion source fitted to a quadrupole time-of-flight (Q-Tof) mass spectrometer for the analysis of carbohydrates, particularly the N-linked glycans from glycoproteins. Earlier work on the Q-Tof instrument, using electrospray ionisation, gave excellent MS/MS(More)
A study has been undertaken to evaluate the usefulness of MALDI Q-TOF data for protein identification. The comparison of MS data of protein digests obtained on a conventional MALDI TOF instrument to the MS data from the MALDI Q-TOF reveal peptide patterns with similar intensity ratios. However, comparison of MS/MS Q-TOF data produced by nanoelectrospray(More)
Bovine brain prostatropin is a potent and essential mitogen for prostate epithelial cell growth. The major form of prostatropin contains 154 amino acid residues in a single amino terminally blocked chain corresponding to a molecular weight of 17,400. The amino acid sequence of the 150 carboxy-terminal residues of prostatropin was derived by Edman(More)
We have identified two peptides corresponding to the male-specific HY minor histocompatibility Ags presented by HLA-B27 in transgenic rodents, isolated from whole cell extracts and from immunoprecipitated B27 molecules of male B27 rat spleen cells. HPLC peptide fractions that sensitized female B27 targets for lysis by B27-restricted anti-HY CTL were(More)
Consideration of the special problems encountered in ultra-high sensitivity biopolymer sequencing studies has led to the development of a novel quadrupole/erthogonal-acceleration time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometer described for the first time here. The performance characteristics of this new geometry are demonstrated, including fully resolved(More)
Human histocompatibility leukocyte antigen B27 is highly associated with the rheumatic diseases termed spondyloarthropathies, but the mechanism is not known. B27 transgenic rats develop a spontaneous disease resembling the human spondyloarthropathies that includes arthritis and colitis. To investigate whether this disease requires the binding of specific(More)
N-Linked oligosaccharide mixtures released from a number of standard glycoproteins were derivatised with 3-acetylamino-6-acetylaminoacridine (AA-Ac) using reductive amination. Analysis of these mixtures using an experimental matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation (MALDI) hybrid quadrupole orthogonal acceleration time-of-flight (Q-TOF) mass spectrometer(More)
The rat major histocompatibility complex class Ia allelomorph RT1-A1(c) is a potent ligand for the recently identified inhibitory rLy-49 receptor, STOK-2. With the ultimate objective of studying the interactions of these molecules using structural and functional methods, we undertook a detailed study of its peptide specificity. The study revealed that(More)