Shuai Sherry Zhao

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The use of recombinant protein for therapeutic applications has increased significantly in the last three decades. The heterogeneity of these proteins, often caused by the complex biosynthesis pathways and the subsequent PTMs, poses a challenge for drug characterization to ensure its safety, quality, integrity, and efficacy. CE, with its simple(More)
CE features superior separation efficiency, small solvent consumption, as well as the ability to analyze most biomolecules with an open tube fused-silica column. When coupled with MS, the separation power of CE is enhanced by adding another separation dimension based on mass-to-charge ratios. CE-MS reduces the dependence on CE separation so that faster(More)
An atmospheric ion lens incorporated into an electrospray ion source for capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry (CE-MS) is found to extend the stable operational regions for both flow rates and electrospray ionization (ESI) voltages. The stable operating conditions for the ESI source with and without the ion lens were characterized. The results showed(More)
Detailed step-by-step methods for protein separation techniques based on capillary electrophoresis (CE) are described in this chapter. Focus is placed on two techniques, capillary gel electrophoresis (CGE) and capillary isoelectric focusing (cIEF). CGE is essentially gel electrophoresis, performed in a capillary, where a hydrogel is used as a sieving matrix(More)
We have developed a simple, sensitive, and robust liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method to determine free 3-nitrotyrosine concentrations in human plasma of patients receiving on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. A one-step solid-phase extraction protocol was optimized to enrich the analyte at low nanomolar(More)
A sensitive and robust LC-MS/MS method was developed to quantify basal adenosine concentrations in human plasma of patients undergoing on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. A strong cation exchange (SCX) monolithic cartridge was used to enrich analyte, improve robustness, and reduce biological complexity. A simple modifier-free mobile(More)
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