alexa Forensic identification of neat ricin and of ricin from crude castor bean extracts by mass spectrometry.
General Science

General Science

Journal of Bioterrorism & Biodefense

Author(s): Fredriksson SA, Hulst AG, Artursson E, de Jong AL, Nilsson C,

Abstract Share this page

Abstract The protein toxin ricin, which originates from the seeds of Ricinus communis plants, has been the subject of increased interest, due to its potential terrorist use. Exceptionally, this toxin is also subject to the Chemical Weapons Convention. In this paper, it is shown that mass spectrometry can be used to unambiguously verify the presence of ricin in crude toxin preparations. It is demonstrated that MALDI MS can be used for screening, either by direct analysis or by trypsin digestion and peptide mapping. Purified ricin from several varieties of R. communis was characterized by LC-ES MS(/MS). A crude ricin preparation from a single bean was similarly characterized. An LC method was set up with product ion MS/MS detection of selected marker peptides specific for ricin: T5, T7, T11, T12, and T13 from the A-chain and T3, T5, T14, T19, and T20 from the B-chain. This method was then used to unambiguously identify ricin in a crude preparation of ricin. The MALDI MS molecular weight analysis and the marker peptides LC-ES MS/MS analysis give a forensic level of identification of ricin when combined with activity testing. This article was published in Anal Chem and referenced in Journal of Bioterrorism & Biodefense

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri & Aquaculture Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

 
© 2008- 2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords