Mass Spectrometry

Oct 01, 2016
Special Issues
The power of nontargeted metabolite profiling is illustrated in a study focused on the determination of molecular markers in malting barley that are predictive of desirable malting quality for brewing applications. The metabolite extraction, detection, and analysis methods are high throughput and reproducible, and therefore, this approach represents a practical addition to the plant breeder’s molecular toolbox.
Oct 01, 2016
Special Issues
This study demonstrates that GC–TOF-MS can be a useful approach to generate comprehensive fragrance profiles of essential oils. Peak deconvolution enables discrimination between closely eluted compounds, and soft electron ionization, assisted by comparison of ion ratios, makes it possible to discriminate between isomeric monoterpenes with very similar mass spectra at conventional 70-eV ionization energies.
Oct 01, 2016
Special Issues
A gas chromatography–time-of-flight mass spectrometry method was developed to screen for and quantify regulated allergens in approximately 5 min. This method used a short and narrow chromatographic column along with mathematical deconvolution of the TOF-MS data to separate the target allergens from each other in the standards and from matrix interference in samples.
Oct 01, 2016
Special Issues
This MS-based method represents a simple, fast, and attractive alternative to current immunoassay-based methods for the quantitation of albumin and creatinine in urine. This protocol enables the direct detection and measurement of the intact analytes from the same sample preparation, requiring only a 10-fold dilution of a urine sample into a MALDI-TOF matrix solution.
Sep 01, 2016
LCGC North America
For testing various attributes of proteins, CE–MS is superior to LC–MS. And despite common fears, it is a robust tool. But adapting an LC–MS method to CE–MS requires careful optimization.
Jul 06, 2016
The Column
In clinical and forensic/toxicology laboratories, urine is a preferred matrix from which to quantify drug concentrations because it yields accurate results and allows for noninvasive collection methods. Prior to excretion, drug metabolites in the body undergo a glucuronidation reaction, resulting in a glucuronide bond that must be cleaved before mass spectrometry (MS) analysis by a β-glucuronidase enzyme hydrolysis. Many laboratories employ a “dilute-and-shoot” method after hydrolysis to decrease residual protein or enzyme concentration, but this method negatively affects column lifetime and reduces the sensitivity of analyte detection. By using a β-glucuronidase removal approach, analysts are able to see an increase in sensitivity and a reduction in MS instrument maintenance.
Jul 01, 2016
Special Issues
We present a brief review of this year's ASMS conference, which took place June 5–9 in San Antonio, Texas.
Jul 01, 2016
Special Issues
Validation of this rapid bioanalytical method for the determination of moxidectin in cattle hair demonstrated that the method is accurate, reliable, and reproducible.
Jul 01, 2016
Special Issues
A look at the use of field-portable GC–MS with solid-phase microextraction, purge-and-trap, thermal desorption, and heated headspace sampling techniques to provide a fast response for in-field analysis of SVOCs in a wide variety of environmental-type samples including potable waters, tea, plants, and road gravel.
Jul 01, 2016
Special Issues
An LC–MS method for simultaneous quantification of buprenorphine and three metabolites: norbuprenorphine, buprenorphine glucuronide, and norbuprenorphine glucuronide.
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