Facile identification by electrospray mass spectrometry of the insulin fragment A14-21-B17-30 produced by insulin proteinase.


We confirm the cleavage at position B16-17 of porcine insulin which occurs during in vitro digestion by insulin proteinase. The fragment A14-21-B17-30 was purified by reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography and characterized by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. Fast-atom bombardment mass spectrometry, on the other hand, failed to… (More)