The technique where mass spectrometry is applied to study proteins is known as Protein mass spectrometry. There are two steps used for characterizing proteins: In the first step, proteins are ionized by electrospray ionization (ESI) or matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI). In the second, proteins are introduced to a mass analyzer and enzymatically digested into smaller peptides using a protease. At the end peptides are introduced into the mass spectrometer and identified by peptide mass fingerprinting or tandem mass spectrometry.
Scientific journal is a periodical publication intended to further progress of science, usually by reporting novel research. There are thousands of scientific journals in publication, and many more have been published at various points in the past. Most journals are highly specialized, although some of the oldest journals publish articles and scientific papers across a wide range of scientific fields. Scientific journals contain articles that are peer reviewed, to ensure that articles meet the journal's standards of quality, and scientific validity. The publication of the results of research is an essential part of the scientific method. If they are describing experiments or calculations, they must supply enough details that an independent researcher could repeat the experiment or calculation to verify the results. Each such journal article becomes part of the permanent scientific record.
Last date updated on June, 2014