Improved techniques for CE and MALDI-MS including microfluidic hyphenations foranalysis of biomolecules
2011 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
In this thesis, improved techniques for biomolecule analysis using capillary electrophoresis (CE) and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) and hyphenations between those have been presented.A pre-concentration method which is possible to apply in both techniques, has also been investigated.
In this work the off-line MS mode has been used either in the form of fractionation (Paper I) or by incorporating the MALDI target in the CE separation system (Paper II).In Paper I, a protocol for CE-MALDI analysis of cyanogen bromide digested bacteriorhodopsin (BR) peptides as model integral membrane protein peptides were established. Also, an improved protocol for partially automated manufacturing of a concentration MALDI-target plate is presented. The design of the targets was suitable for the fractions from the CE.
A novel technique for the integration of CE to MALDI-MS using a closed-open-closed system is presented in Paper II, where the open part is a micro canal functioning as a MALDI target window. A protein separation was obtained and detected with MALDI-MS analysis in the micro canal.
A method has been developed for detection of monosaccharides originating from hydrolysis of a single wood fiber performed in a micro channel, with an incorporated electromigration pre-concentration step preceding CE analysis in Paper III. The pre-concentration showed to be highly complex due to the fact that several parameters are included that affecting each other.
In Paper IV a protocol using enzymatic digestion, MALDI-TOF-MS and CE with laser induced fluorescence (LIF) detection for the investigation of the degree of substitution of fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) to bovine serum albumin (BSA), as a contact allergen model system for protein-hapten binding in the skin, is presented. The intention of a further CE-MALDI hyphenation has been considered during the work.
In Paper V 2,6-dihydroxyacetophenone (DHAP) was investigated, showing promising MALDI-MS matrix properties for hydrophobic proteins and peptides. 2,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid (DHB) was undoubtedly the better matrix for the hydrophilic proteins, but its performance for the larger and hydrophobic peptides was not optimal. Consequently, DHAP can be used as a compliment matrix for improved analysis of hydrophobic analytes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH , 2011. , Xii, 85 p.
Trita-CHE-Report, ISSN 1654-1081 ; 2011.1
Capillary electrophoresis, Hydrophobic peptides/proteins, Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Mass Spectrometry, Prestructured target, Off-line interface, Silicon micro canal, Matrix, Peptide-fluorescein isothiocyanate adducts, Bovine serum albumin, DHAP, Hyphenations, Hydrophobicity, Single wood fiber analysis, Pre-concentration, Concentration platform
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-27342ISBN: 978-91-7415-808-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-27342DiVA: diva2:376345
2011-01-21, F3, Lindstedtsvägen 26, Stockholm, 10:00 (Swedish)
Bergman, Tomas, Professor
Emmer, Åsa, Docent
QC 201012142010-12-142010-12-102011-02-02Bibliographically approved
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