Tandem mass spectrometry for the characterisation of sulphated-phosphorylated analogues of the carbohydrate–protein linkage region of proteoglycans
Article first published online: 14 NOV 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Mass Spectrometry
Volume 40, Issue 12, pages 1628–1636, December 2005
How to Cite
Antonopoulos, A., Favetta, P., Jacquinet, J.-C. and Lafosse, M. (2005), Tandem mass spectrometry for the characterisation of sulphated-phosphorylated analogues of the carbohydrate–protein linkage region of proteoglycans. J. Mass Spectrom., 40: 1628–1636. doi: 10.1002/jms.941
- Issue published online: 30 NOV 2005
- Article first published online: 14 NOV 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 20 SEP 2005
- Manuscript Received: 22 JUL 2005
- State Scholarships Foundation of Greece.
- carbohydrate–protein linkage region;
- sulphated oligosaccharides;
- phosphorylated oligosaccharides;
- tandem mass spectrometry
Carbohydrate–protein linkage region of proteoglycans is a key oligosaccharide structure because their sulphated and/or phosphorylated analogues control the biosynthesis of glucosaminoglycans or galactosaminoglycans. Therefore, synthesised sulphated and/or phosphorylated analogues were characterised by tandem mass spectrometry in the negative-ion mode. Results demonstrated that the product ion profile was characterised by glycosidic and cross-ring cleavages depending on the position and the type of the charged group (sulphate, phosphate or carboxylate). When the above compounds were sulphated and phosphorylated, the ion found at m/z 79 was the only one that demonstrated a phosphate group on the structure. The data also suggested that when a sodium cation was present in a sulphated and phosphorylated structure, the phosphate group in most cases was neutralised by the sodium cation, and therefore cleaved off the molecule, while the sulphate group was carrying the negative charge. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.