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In this study, thermal desorption-based ambient mass spectrometry (TDAMS) for the analysis of small organics was explored. A layer-by-layer (LBL) self-assembled multilayer of a gold nanoparticle (AuNP)-based glass chip (Glass@AuNPs) with the absorption capacity in the near-infrared (NIR) region was used as the energy absorber and as the sample holder for(More)
Columns packed with microsized titanium dioxide particles have been used effectively as precolumns for enriching phosphopeptides from complex mixtures. Nanosized titanium dioxide particles have a higher specific surface area and, hence, potentially higher trapping capacities toward phosphopeptides than do microsized particles. Thus, in this study, we(More)
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) provides a straightforward means to differentiate microorganism species based on mass spectral fingerprinting. The pathogen cell concentration in an infected sample, however, is generally lower than that capable of being detected directly by MALDI-MS. Furthermore, the presence of(More)
A straightforward method for the rapid detection of the presence of glutathione S-transferase (GST)-tagged proteins from sample solutions using glutathione (GSH)-bound gold nanoclusters (Au@GSH NCs) with luminescence properties as the detection probes by simple observation with the naked eye was proposed in this study.
Ochratoxin A (OTA) is a toxicant commonly present in many food products. Conventionally, immuno-affinity analysis is applied to rapidly screen the presence of OTA in food. However, antibodies are expensive. In this study, we present a new approach for selectively enriching OTA from aqueous samples using human serum albumin (HSA) bound magnetic beads as the(More)
We herein demonstrate superparamagnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles coated with nitrilotriacetic acid derivative (NTA) that can bind with different immobilized metal ions are capable of probing diverse target species. Immobilized Ni(II) on the surfaces of the NTA-magnetic nanoparticles have the capability of selectively trapping histidine (His)-tagged proteins such(More)
Titania nanotube arrays (NTA) generated from anodizing processes are tested as the substrate for surface-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (SALDI MS). The background generated from titania NTA is very low, making the approach suitable for the analysis of small molecules. The upper detectable mass is approximately 29 kDa. Homogeneous(More)
Recently, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been reported to be an effective MALDI matrix for small molecules (Anal. Chem.2003, 75, 6191). In a somewhat related study, we have employed CNTs produced by using NaH-treated anodic aluminum oxide (Na@AAO) as a reactive template as the assisting matrix for MALDI analysis upon the addition of high concentrations of(More)
A protein with an apparent molecular size of 490 kDa was found in the postsynaptic density (PSD) fraction isolated from porcine cerebral cortices and rat forebrains, and this 490 kDa protein accounted for approximately 3% of the total protein of these samples. Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometric and Western blotting(More)
It has always been assumed that electrical contact at the capillary outlet is a necessary requirement when coupling capillary electrophoresis (CE) with electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS). In this study, we used a pulled bare-capillary tip as the ESI emitter, but neither was it coated with any electrically conductive materials nor was a high(More)