Broadband detection electrospray ionization Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry to reveal enzymatically and chemically induced deamidation reactions within peptides.

Among the numerous forms of chemical degradation of peptides or proteins, deamidation is one of the alterations observed most frequently. In this irreversible reaction, a glutamine or an asparagine side chain is hydrolyzed to glutamic acid or aspartic acid, respectively (conversion of NH2 to OH). Besides its influence in the deterioration of… CONTINUE READING