MS for Glycobiology & Metabolite Identification
Mass spectroscopy and NMR are the major pillars on which metabolomics and metabolite profiling are based. Both techniques have their own advantages and disadvantages, but both provide complementary information for analytical scientist. Mass Spectroscopy is the production and detection of ions separated according to their mass to charge ratio. MS analysis has gained lot of popularity for its use in glycosylated protein analysis because of its high selectivity, sensitivity and ability of analysing complex mixtures rapidly.