Identification of protein binders in artworks by MALDI-TOF/TOF tandem mass spectrometry
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Nikolić-Mandić, Snezana D.
Tabet, J. C.
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Aim of this work is to propose an analytical protocol for proteinaceous binder identification in paintings using tryptic peptide analysis and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry strengthened with MALDI-TOF/TOF tandem mass spectrometry (LIFT method). Proteinaceous binders are enzymatically digested with trypsin. From each individual protein frequently occurring in binders, a specific set of peptides is releasing during enzymatic digestion giving a peptide mass fingerprint (PMF) of that particular protein. The most intensive peptide peaks in PMF were determined and annotated with their corresponding amino acid sequence by MALDI-TOF/TOF analysis and subsequent database search. Before analyzing historical painting samples, procedure was tested and optimized on several painting model samples for a reliable and efficient identification of proteinaceous materials. The method is avoiding sample manipulation as much as possible in order to reduce sample loss. Since the applied procedures led to protein... identification of binding media in model samples, MALDI-TOF/TOF was for the first time applied for analysis of proteinaceous binders in old painting samples. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keywords:MALDI TOF MS / LIFT-TOF/TOF tandem mass spectrometry / Peptide mass fingerprint / Proteinaceous binders / Historical paintings
Source:Talanta, 2013, 113, 49-61
- Elsevier Science Bv, Amsterdam