Mass Spectrometry is a peer-reviewed, open access journal publishing articles in all areas of mass spectrometry. Published continuously online, the journal is fully indexed in J-STAGE and PubMed Central.
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Mass Spectrometry is an academic journal on both fundamentals and applications of mass spectrometry, owned and published by the Mass Spectrometry Society of Japan (MSSJ).
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Original ArticleApril 15, 2022
Electrospray ionization (ESI) mass spectrometry of transferrin can be used to diagnose congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG) by detecting abnormal N-glycosylation due to reduced site occupancy or processing failure. Time-of-flight ...
ReviewFebruary 25, 2022
Mass Spectrometry Imaging
Mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) is a technique for obtaining information on the distribution of various molecules by performing mass spectrometry directly on the sample surface. The applications range from small molecules such as lipids to ...
Original ArticleFebruary 28, 2022
Fragmentation and Ionization Efficiency of Positional and Functional Isomers of Paeoniflorin Derivatives in Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry
Tohru Yamagaki, Kohtaro Sugahara, Kohki Fujikawa, Kazuto Washida
Paeoniflorin and albiflorin, which are functional isomers, are the major constituents of an herbal medicine derived from Paeonia lactiflora. Those functional isomers and their galloylated derivatives, which are positional isomers, ...
ReviewOctober 25, 2019
Proposal: Recommendation on Measuring and Providing Mass Spectra as Chemical Information of Organic Molecules (Secondary Publication)
MassBank Database Committee, The Mass Spectrometry Society of Japan
ReviewNovember 25, 2019
Typical modes of bond cleavages of organic compounds in mass spectrometry are briefly summarized. Although these fragmentation rules can be quite useful for interpreting mass spectra of simple compounds, application to structurally complex molecules that contain multiple hetero atoms such as nitrogen or oxygen becomes increasingly difficult, because the exact location of an unpaired electron or positive or negative charges becomes obscure in precursor ions...
Original ArticleDecember 26, 2018
Generation and Propagation of MALDI Ion Packets Probed by Sheet-Like Nanosecond UV Laser Light
Tatsuro Shirota, Kennosuke Hoshina
A sheet-like ultraviolet (UV) probe laser is used to investigate the ejection and propagation of ion packets of matrix CHCA, which are produced by matrix-assisted laser desorption and ionization (MALDI). Laser irradiation of the expanding MALDI plume induced photodissociation of the CHCA-related ions, which existed in a sheet-like volume, leading to their absence in their MALDI signal profiles...