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Effects of protein-surface interactions on protein ion signals in MALDI mass spectrometry.

The influence of polymer surface-protein binding affinity on protein ion signals in matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry is examined. The surfaces of poly(vinylidene fluoride) and poly(ethylene terephthalate) polymer substrates are modified by pulsed rf plasma deposition of allylamine. By varying the on/off duty cycle of the pulsed rf plasma, the polymer substrate surfaces are coated with thin films having varying densities of surface amine groups. The varying surface amine density is shown to lead to systematic changes in the surface binding affinity for the 125I-radiolabeled peptides angiotensin I and porcine insulin. Unlabeled angiotensin I and porcine insulin are then deposited on the pulsed rf plasma-modified substrates and analyzed by MALDI mass spectrometry. The experimental approach involves applying the peptide to the modified polymer surface in an aqueous phosphate-buffered saline solution and allowing the peptide solution to dry completely under ambient conditions. Subsequently, the MALDI matrix alpha-cyano-4-hydroxycinnamic acid in methanol and 10% trifluoroacetic acid in water are added to the peptide-coated modified polymer surfaces. The results of these studies demonstrate that, for the sample preparation method employed, increases in the surface peptide binding affinity lead to decreases in the peptide MALDI ion signal.[1]


  1. Effects of protein-surface interactions on protein ion signals in MALDI mass spectrometry. Walker, A.K., Wu, Y., Timmons, R.B., Kinsel, G.R., Nelson, K.D. Anal. Chem. (1999) [Pubmed]
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