Mass Spectrometry for Biotechnology

Mass Spectrometry for Biotechnology

1st Edition - February 1, 1996

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  • Author: Gary Siuzdak
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080535845

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If you investigate biological systems and might use mass spectrometry in your research but need to know more about it, this book is for you. It introduces the fundamental concepts of mass spectrometry and how mass spectrometers work. It also presents recent advancements particularly interesting to bio-researchers in an easy-to-understand manner that does not require extensive background in chemistry, math, or physics.

Key Features

  • Glossary of basic terms
  • Abundant illustrations
  • Examples of applications
  • Practical tips on using mass spectrometric techniques
  • Useful for peptide, protein, oligonucleotide, and carbohydrate analysis
  • Simplified description of mass spectrometry including:
    • Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization (MALDI)
    • Electrospray Ionization (ESI)
    • Fast Atom/Ion Bombardment (FAB)


Researchers in molecular biology and biotechnology using mass spectrometry for nucleotide and protein sequencing.

Table of Contents

  • Historical Perspective.
    Ion Sources and Sample Introduction.
    Mass Analyzers and Ion Detectors.
    Basics of Biomolecule Mass Spectrometry.
    Peptide and Protein Analysis.
    Carbohydrates, Oligonucleotides, and Small Molecules.
    Specific Applications.
    Terms and Definitions.
    Chapter References.
    Subject Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 161
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1996
  • Published: February 1, 1996
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080535845

About the Author

Gary Siuzdak

Affiliations and Expertise

The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, U.S.A.

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