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Anal Chem. 2010 Jul 1;82(13):5751-9. doi: 10.1021/ac100788a.

Preferential cleavage of N-N hydrazone bonds for sequencing bis-arylhydrazone conjugated peptides by electron transfer dissociation.

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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station A5300, Austin, Texas 78712, USA.

Abstract

Electron transfer dissociation (ETD) was used to sequence bis-arylhydrazone (BAH)-cross-linked peptides through preferential cleavage of the hydrazone bond. On average, 58% of the observed ETD product ion abundance was accounted for by fragment ions due to selective cleavage of the N12-N13 hydrazone bond. Dissociation of the N12-N13 hydrazone bond yielded the two constituent peptides, one an even-electron product ion termed Lalpha12, the other an odd-electron radical ion termed Lbeta11(*), which allowed each peptide to be individually sequenced by MS/MS methods and the site of cross-linking to be identified. The proposed pathway for the dissociation of the hydrazone bond involves transfer of the electron directly to the protonated hydrazone functionality and subsequent rearrangement to yield the Lalpha12 and Lbeta11(*) products. Collision induced dissociation (CID) of the even-electron Lalpha12 product yielded a series of b- and y-type ions; CID of the odd-electron Lbeta11(*) product resulted in a wide range of fragment ions including a-, b-, c-, y-, and z-type ions.

PMID:
20550173
DOI:
10.1021/ac100788a
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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