The use of mass spectrometry and spectroscopic techniques to study sulfur containing biomolecules
Journal of Chromatography & Separation Techniques

Journal of Chromatography & Separation Techniques
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-7064

The use of mass spectrometry and spectroscopic techniques to study sulfur containing biomolecules

2nd International Conference on Current Trends in Mass Spectrometry

July 20-22, 2016 Chicago, USA

G Simoes, A R Milosavljevic, R Bernini, C Nicolas, F N Rodrigues, C Miron, A Giuliani, C S C Castro, G G B de Souza

Instituto de Qu?­mica, UniversidadeFederal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Synchrotron SOLEIL, Lâ??Orme des Merisiers, Saint Aubin, France
UAR 1008 CEPIA, France
Instituto Federal de Educa?§?£o, Ci?ªncia e Tecnologia do Rio de Ja

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Chromatogr Sep Tech

Abstract :

In recent years, there has been a large interest in the study of biological systems, namely, amino acids, peptides, and proteins, using synchrotron-based spectroscopic techniques, such as near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) or related X-ray photoelectron and X-ray emission spectroscopies. Most of the X-ray spectroscopic investigations of biologically relevant molecules, such as amino acids and their polymers, have been performed on thin organic films and liquids [1].The association of mass spectrometry and spectroscopic techniques has allowed for the investigation of the effects of radiation damage insulfur containing molecules. We have performed a NEXAFS (S1s) and mass spectrometry study of solid samples of cysteine, cystine and insulin irradiated with 0.8 keV electrons. The measured mass spectra point out to processes of desulfurization, deamination, decarbonylation and decarboxylation in the irradiated biomolecules [2].In another study, inner-shell measurements of insulin were performed by coupling a linear ion trap mass spectrometer, equipped with an ESI source at the french synchrotron radiation facility SOLEIL. Theelectrosprayed insulin ions were injected, mass selected, stored in the trap, and irradiated during a well-defined period.The near-edge X-ray ion yield spectra of the 6+ charge state insulin precursorwere recorded as a function of the photon energy, in the vicinity of the C1s edge. [1] M. L. Gordon et al, J. Phys. Chem. A 2003, 107, 6144â??6159. [2] G. Sim?µes et al, Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena 2014, 193, 21â??26.

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