Peptide de novo sequencing facilitated by a dual-labeling strategy.


A novel peptide derivatization strategy based on guanidination and amidination is presented. Mass-coded labels help distinguish N- and C-terminal fragment ions produced by collision-induced dissociation and are of general utility since peptide N-termini are coded. The amidine labels also promote specific fragmentation pathways that elucidate N-terminal… (More)