Iodoacetamide-alkylated methionine can mimic neutral loss of phosphoric acid from phosphopeptides as exemplified by nano-electrospray ionization quadrupole time-of-flight parent ion scanning.


Formation of S-carbamidomethylmethionine (camMet) occurs as a side reaction during cysteine alkylation with iodoacetamide (IAA). In collision-induced dissociation, peptides with camMet show an abundant neutral loss of 2-(methylthio)acetamide (C3H7NOS = 105.025 Da) at moderate collision offset values which are similar to those optimal for loss of phosphoric… (More)