Patrie SM, et al. (2004) Construction of a hybrid quadrupole/Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer for versatile MS/MS above 10 kDa. J Am Soc Mass Spectrom 15(7):1099-108
Abstract: Technological advancements including an open-cylindrical Penning trap with capacitively coupled ICR cell, selective ion accumulation with a resolving quadrupole, and a voltage gradient used during ion extraction from an octopole ion trap, have individually improved dynamic range and sensitivity in Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry (FT-ICR MS). Documented here is a new instrument utilizing these technologies toward the robust detection and fragmentation of biomolecules >10 kDa. Up to 55-fold enhancement in ion population by selective ion accumulation combined with 10- to 20- fold signal-to-noise improvement by application of a DC voltage gradient to an accumulation octopole during the ion transfer event offers improved signal-to-noise (or speed) of MS/MS experiments, for proteins from Methanococcus jannaschii and Saccharomyces cerevisiae whole cell lysates. After external quadrupole filtering with a 40 m/z window, three proteins were fragmented (and identified) in parallel from the database of Methanococcus jannaschii. Electron capture dissociation (ECD) of an intact yeast protein provides extensive sequence information resulting in a high degree of localization for an N-terminal acetylation. Hybrid fragmentation, infrared multiphoton dissociation (IRMPD) followed by low energy electrons (ECD), with the electron source located laterally off the z-axis and external to the magnet bore, presents a strategy for identification of proteins by means of the sequence tag approach. Automated implementation of diverse MS(n) approaches in a Q-FTMS instrument promises to help realize "top-down" proteomics in the future.
|Status: Published||Type: Comparative Study | Evaluation Studies | Journal Article | Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't | Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. | Validation Studies||PubMed ID: 15234368|