MONITORING ENZYME REACTIONS BY FAST ATOM BOMBARDMENT MASS SPECTROMETRY
The potential for the direct analysis of enzyme reactions by fast atom bombardment (FAB) mass spectrometry has been investigated. Conditions are presented for the maintenance of enzymatic activity under FAB conditions along with FAB mass spectrometric data showing that these conditions can be applied to solutions of enzyme and substrate to follow enzymatic reactions inside the mass spectrometer in real-time. In addition, enzyme kinetic behavior under FAB mass spectrometric conditions is characterized using trypsin and its assay substrate, TAME, as an enzyme-substrate reaction model. These results show that two monitoring methods can be utilized to follow reactions by FAB mass spectrometry. The advantages of each method are discussed and illustrated by obtaining kinetic parameters from the direct analysis of enzyme reactions with assay or peptide substrates.
SMITH, LAURENCE ANTHONY, "MONITORING ENZYME REACTIONS BY FAST ATOM BOMBARDMENT MASS SPECTROMETRY" (1983). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI8405465.