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J Chromatogr A. 2003 Jun 6;1000(1-2):589-608.

Recent liquid chromatographic-(tandem) mass spectrometric applications in proteomics.

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Department of Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry, Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht University, Sorbonnelaan 16, 3584 CA Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Abstract

Conventional proteomics makes use of two-dimensional gel electrophoresis followed by mass spectrometric analysis of typtic fragments derived from in-gel digestion of proteins. Although being a very strong technique capable of separating and visualizing hundreds of proteins, 2D-gel electrophoresis has some well-documented disadvantages as well. More recently, liquid chromatographic-(tandem) mass spectrometric techniques have been developed to overcome some of the shortcomings of 2D-gel electrophoresis. In this review we have described several recent applications of liquid chromatography-(tandem) mass spectrometry in the field of proteomics and especially in the field of membrane proteomics, quantitative proteomics and in the analysis of post-translational modifications.

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12877191
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