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.
Journal Article is sometimes called a Scientific Article, a Peer-Reviewed Article, or a Scholarly Research Article. Together, journal articles in a particular field are often referred to as The Literature.
Journal articles are most often Primary Research Articles. However, they can also be Review Articles. These types of articles have different aims and requirements. Sometimes, an article describes a new tool or method.
Because articles in scientific journals are specific, meticulously cited and peer-reviewed, journal databases are the best place to look for information on previous research on your species. Without a background in the field, journal articles may be hard to understand - however, you do not need to understand an entire article to be able to get valuable information from it.
Last date updated on June, 2014