Sophie R Harvey

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Transmission electron microscopy, mass spectrometry, and drift tube ion mobility-mass spectrometry are used to study the assemblies formed by the metamorphic chemokine lymphotactin in the presence of a model pentameric glycosaminoglycan, fondaparinux. This combination of techniques delineates significant differences in the complexes observed for two forms(More)
Silica sorbents, based on mesoporous crystalline material-41 (MCM-41), were functionalised using mercaptopropyl (MP) or diethylenetriamine (DETA) to extract mercury (II) ions from water. MP-MCM-41 is an extremely efficient and selective sorbent for the removal of mercury (II) from samples of distilled water doped with heavy metal ions and additionally from(More)
The direct determination of the overall topology and inter-subunit contacts of protein complexes plays an integral role in understanding how different subunits assemble into biologically relevant multisubunit complexes. Mass spectrometry has emerged as a useful structural biological tool because of its sensitivity, high tolerance for heterogeneous mixtures(More)
Ion mobility mass spectrometry can be combined with data from top-down sequencing to discern adopted conformations of proteins in the absence of solvent. This multi-technique approach has particular applicability for conformationally dynamic systems. Previously, we demonstrated the use of drift tube ion mobility-mass spectrometry (DT IM-MS) and electron(More)
Mass spectrometry has emerged as a useful tool in the study of proteins and protein complexes. It is of fundamental interest to explore how the structures of proteins and protein complexes are affected by the absence of solvent and how this alters with increasing time in the gas phase. Here we demonstrate that a range of protein and protein complexes can be(More)
A mass spectrometer provides an ideal laboratory to probe the structure and stability of isolated protein ions. Interrogation of each discrete mass/charge-separated species enables the determination of the intrinsic stability of a protein fold, gaining snapshots of unfolding pathways. In solution, the metamorphic protein lymphotactin (Ltn) exists in(More)
This communication reports the identification of gas phase isomers in monolayer-protected silver clusters. Two different isomers of Ag11(SG)7(-) (SG-gulathione thiolate) with different drift times have been detected using combined electrospray ionization (ESI) and ion mobility (IM) mass spectrometry (MS). Surface induced dissociation (SID) of the 3(-)(More)
Native ion mobility mass spectrometry (MS) and surface induced dissociation (SID) are applied to study the integral membrane protein complexes AmtB and AqpZ. Fragments produced from SID are consistent with the solved structures of these complexes. SID is, therefore, a promising tool for characterization of membrane protein complexes.
The leucine zipper interaction between MAX and c-MYC has been studied using mass spectrometry and drift time ion mobility mass spectrometry (DT IM-MS) in addition to circular dichroism spectroscopy. Peptides comprising the leucine zipper sequence with (c-MYC-Zip residues 402-434) and without a postulated small-molecule binding region (c-MYC-ZipΔDT residues(More)