1.Rapid and sensitive determination of diacetylpolyamines in human fingernail by ultraperformance liquid chromatography coupled with electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry.
Min JZ1, Morota Y2, Jiang YZ3, Li G4, Kang D5, Yu HF6, Inoue K7, Todoroki K8, Toyo'oka T9. Eur J Mass Spectrom (Chichester, Eng). 2014;20(6):477-86. doi: 10.1255/ejms.1301.
A rapid and sensitive ultraperformance liquid chromatography coupled with electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-ESI-MS/MS) method has been developed and validated for quantitatively determining diacetylpolyamines in the human fingernail. N(1),N(8)-diacetylspermidine (DiAct-Spd), N(1),N(12)- diacetylspermine (DiAct-Spm) and 1,6-diaminohexane (DAH) the [internal standard (IS)] were extracted from human fingernail samples by MeOH: 5 M HCl solution, followed by 4-(N,N-dimethylaminosulfonyl)-7-fluoro- 2,1,3-benzoxadiazole (DBD-F) derivatization, and then separated on an ACQUITY BEH C18 column with a gradient elution of acetonitrile and water containing 0.1% formic acid. The derivatives of the diacetylpolyamines were fully separated within a short run time (3.0 min). The triple quadrupole mass spectrometric detection was performed in the multiple reactions monitoring (MRM) mode by the UPLC-ESI- MS/MS system in the positive ionization mode.
2.Poly-N-acrylylpyrrolidine. A new resin in peptide chemistry.
Smith CW, Stahl GL, Walter R. Int J Pept Protein Res. 1979 Feb;13(2):109-12.
Entirely beaded poly-N-acrylylpyrrolidine-co-bisacrylyl-1,2-diaminoethane-co-N-acrylyl-1,6-diaminohexane.HCl(PAP), a new resin on which to perform peptide chemistry, has been prepared by reverse phase suspension polymerization in quantitative yield. In addition to being a superior support to polystyrene, albeit readily adaptable to current techniques of peptide synthesis, its versatility has been furthur extended by the introduction and use of new peptide-to-polymer linking groups, which allow the use of the bidirectional approach to peptide chemistry. One such linkage, which connects the side chain of cysteine to PAP via an acid resistant S-carbamoyl bond, was used in a bidirectional synthesis of deamino-oxytocin. PAP solvates and swells in solvents with wide-ranging polarities, including aqueous media. Thus, peptide coupling reactions were performed in organic media of high and of low polarity as well as in aqueous solution.