Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry of neutral and acidic oligosaccharides with collision-induced dissociation

Yehia Mechref, Andrew G. Baker, Milos V. Novotny

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Abstract

Using ribonuclease B and human α1-acid glycoprotein (AGP) as model glycoproteins, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry with collision-induced dissociation (CID) is validated here as an effective tool for oligosaccharide sequencing. The spectra acquired for high-mannose and complex oligosaccharide structures show characteristic fragments resulting from cleavages of the glycosidic bonds and a few cross-ring cleavages. Esterification of the sialic acid residues is essential in stabilizing the acidic N-linked oligosaccharides. An important analytical feature observed in all acquired spectra is the occurrence of cleavages on the same antenna up to the branching point, as deduced from the absence of fragmentation due to the simultaneous cleavages on two or more antennas. Copyright (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-155
Number of pages11
JournalCarbohydrate Research
Volume313
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Esterification of sialic residues
  • Human AGP
  • MALDI-CID
  • Maltoheptaose
  • Ribonuclease B

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