Mass Spectrometry, Volume 193

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editors: James McCloskey
Editor-in-Chiefs: John Abelson Melvin Simon
Hardcover ISBN: 9780121820947
eBook ISBN: 9780080881140
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th December 1990
Page Count: 960


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Table of Contents

J.A. McCloskey, Introduction.

General Techniques:

R.J. Cotter and A.G. Harrison, Methods of Ionization.

K.R. Jennings and G.G. Dolnikowski, Mass Analyzers.

S. Evans, Detectors.

J.T. Watson, Selected Ion Measurements.

M.L. Vestal, Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry.

M.L. Gross, Tandem Mass Spectrometry: Multisector Magnetic Instruments.

R.A. Yost and R.K. Boyd, Tandem Mass Spectrometry: Quadrupole and Hybrid Instruments.

E. De Pauw, Matrix Selection for Liquid Secondary Ion and Fast Atom Bombardment Mass Spectrometry.

R.M. Caprioli, Continuous-Flow Fast Atom Bombardment Mass Spectrometry.

M.L. Gross and R.N. Hayes, Collison-Induced Dissociation.

R.D. Macfarlane, Principles of Californium-252 Plasma Desorption Mass Spectrometry Applied to Protein Analysis.

F. Hillenkamp and M. Karas, Mass Spectrometry of Peptides and Proteins by Matrix-Assisted Ultraviolet Laser Desorption/Ionization.

K. Biemann, Utility of Exact Mass Measurements.

R.M. Milberg, Selection and Use of Mass Reference Standards.

D.R. Knapp, Chemical Derivatization for Mass Spectrometry.

J.A. McCloskey, Introduction of Deuterium by Exchange for Measurement by Mass Spectrometry.

R.C. Murphy and K.L. Clay, Preparation of Labeled Molecules by Exchange with Oxygen-18 Water.

Peptides and Proteins:

K. Biemann, Peptides and Proteins: Overview and Strategy.

T.D. Lee and J.E. Shively, Enzymatic and Chemical Digestion of Proteins for Mass Spectrometry.

D.L. Smith and Z. Zhou, Strategies for Locating Disulfide Bo


This volume presents a compilation of experimental methods and principles, with detailed protocols and examples. Techniques which have demonstrated value in problem-solving are included. Intended for biochemists, cell biologists, microbiologists, pharmacologists, biomedical scientists, biophysicists, analytical chemists, and physiologists, this book focuses on mass spectrometry. Topics discussed include the methods of ionization, liquid chromatography, continuous flow fast atom bombardment mass spectrometry, collision-induced dissociation, enzymatic and chemical digestion of proteins, and constituents of nucleic acids. Other titles in this series include Guide to Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology and Retinoids, Part B: Cell Differentiation and Clinical Applications.


Biochemists, analytical and organic chemists, biophysicists, molecular biologists, and physical and pharmaceutical chemists.


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About the Serial Volume Editors

James McCloskey Serial Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, U.S.A.

About the Editor-in-Chiefs

John Abelson Editor-in-Chief

Affiliations and Expertise

California Institute of Technology, Division of Biology, Pasadena, U.S.A.

Melvin Simon Editor-in-Chief

Affiliations and Expertise

The Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA