Alkylation kinetics of proteins in preparation for two-dimensional maps: a matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization-mass spectrometry investigation.

All existing protocols for protein separation by two-dimensional (2-D) gel electrophoresis require the full reduction, denaturation, and alkylation as a precondition for an efficient and meaningful separation of such proteins. Existing literature provides a strong evidence to suggest that full reduction and denaturation can be achieved in a relatively short… (More)