Application of bioaffinity mass spectrometry for analysis of ligands

Yusheng Zhu, Roland Valdes, Saeed A. Jortani

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Bioaffinity mass spectrometry is a novel technology for analysis of binding proteins and their ligands. In this review, we introduce the concepts and principles of bioaffinity surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (SELDI-TOF MS). Various preactivated chip types and several approaches for binding of ligands or their binders to the chips are discussed. We also provide specific examples for the use of this technology for screening antibodies, analyzing ligands, glycoconjugates, protein-protein interactions, and DNA (RNA) binding proteins. In pursuit of developing new tests or studies of mechanism of drug action in therapeutic drug monitoring practice, this technology may provide a more rapid approach for ligand-binder studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)694-699
Number of pages6
JournalTherapeutic Drug Monitoring
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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