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Electrospray mass spectrometry of gas phase macromolecular complexes
Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health - Papers
  • Margaret M Sheil, University of Wollongong
  • Jennifer L Beck, University of Wollongong
  • Rajesh Gupta, University of Wollongong
  • Stephen Watt, University of Wollongong
  • Susan E Brown, Australian National University
  • Nicholas E Dixon, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
11643
Publication Date
1-1-2004
Publication Details

Sheil, M., Beck, J. L., Gupta, R., Watt, S., Brown, S. E. & Dixon, N. E. (2004). Electrospray mass spectrometry of gas phase macromolecular complexes. In A. Ashcroft, G. Brenton & J. Monaghan (Eds.), Advances in Mass Spectrometry - Volume 16 (pp. 295-313). Netherlands: Elsevier Inc.

Abstract

Recent work involving the use of electrospray ionization mass spectrometry to study protein-DNA complexes is reviewed. In particular, our on-going work involving complexes in the bacterial replisome, a giant nucleoprotein complex that faithfully copies DNA during replication of the chromosome, is presented. We have examined different complexes important in DNA replication in E. coli, each with different binding modes. Results for two complexes studied to date (i) Tus protein (35,652 Da), with its double-stranded 21 mer DNA recognition sequence, Ter B; and (ii) the protein-protein complex formed between the theta and epsilon subunits of DNA polymerase III (i.e., a multisubunit enzyme that is the major replicative polymerase of E. coli) are presented here. ESI-MS studies of both these complexes have provided new information concerning the nature of the binding and enabled us to investigate the limitations and advantages of studying such complexes in the gas phase.

Citation Information
Margaret M Sheil, Jennifer L Beck, Rajesh Gupta, Stephen Watt, et al.. "Electrospray mass spectrometry of gas phase macromolecular complexes" (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nick_dixon/23/