Special Issue "Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry in Molecular Sciences"


A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Laszlo Prokai
Department of Molecular Biology and Immunology, University of North Texas Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76107, USA
Website: http://www.hsc.unt.edu/prokai/
E-Mail: Laszlo.Prokai@unthsc.edu
Interests: development and use of proteomics in aging research; studying neurodegenerative diseases and cancer; with especial attention to quantitative expression profiling and oxidative stress-associated posttranslational protein modifications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

An aspiration for high resolution, accuracy and sensitivity in spectroscopic and spectrometric methods can be paraphrased by the Olympic motto of Citius, Altius, Fortius (faster, higher, stronger). Demands for high mass-resolving power and mass-measurement accuracy have been the driving forces toward the development of instrumentation that facilitates the pursuit of challenging applications of mass spectrometry. The introduction of Fourier transform (FT) approach has enabled a paradigm-shift to meet these challenges. FT ion cyclotron resonance (FT-ICR) and Orbitrap mass analyzers, commercially available in many of today’s mass spectrometers, now deliver superior performance to the delight of the broad scientific community: the masses — when one plays with the multiple meanings of the word. In addition to conventional research articles and reviews, this special issue welcomes commentaries (including personal experience and reminiscence), opinions and perspectives about the applications of FT mass spectrometry in broad areas of the molecular sciences.

Professor Laszlo Prokai
Guest Editor


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  • antibody
  • astrobiology
  • biomarkers
  • drug discovery
  • drug development
  • drug metabolism
  • Fourier transform
  • mass spectrometry
  • metabolomics
  • lipids
  • lipidomics
  • nucleic acids
  • organometallics
  • petroleomics
  • polymers
  • peptides
  • proteins
  • proteomics
  • structural biology
  • structure elucidation
  • glycomics

Published Papers (2 papers)

by , , ,  and
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(4), 6265-6285; doi:10.3390/ijms15046265
Received: 30 January 2014; in revised form: 22 March 2014 / Accepted: 24 March 2014 / Published: 14 April 2014
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by , , , , , ,  and
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(12), 24560-24580; doi:10.3390/ijms141224560
Received: 17 October 2013; in revised form: 25 November 2013 / Accepted: 26 November 2013 / Published: 17 December 2013
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Last update: 12 March 2014

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