Analysis of the amino acid sequence of peptides by mass spectrometry An ion notation proposal

A. A. Tuinman, George Pettit

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A new nomenclature is proposed that allows a precise and concise description of mass spectrometric fragments derived from peptides. The nomenclature differs from existing methods by specifically accommodating (I) extended or unusual amino acid residues, (2) cyclic‐ and cyclodepsipeptides, and (3) residues contained in branches of the main chain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-334
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Peptide and Protein Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1990



  • abnormal residues
  • cyclopeptide
  • mass spectrometry
  • nomenclature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry

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