Bioaffinity mass spectrometry is a novel technology for analysis of binding proteins and their ligands. In this review, we introduce the concepts and principles of bioaffinity surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (SELDI-TOF MS). Various preactivated chip types and several approaches for binding of ligands or their binders to the chips are discussed. We also provide specific examples for the use of this technology for screening antibodies, analyzing ligands, glycoconjugates, protein-protein interactions, and DNA (RNA) binding proteins. In pursuit of developing new tests or studies of mechanism of drug action in therapeutic drug monitoring practice, this technology may provide a more rapid approach for ligand-binder studies.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Therapeutic Drug Monitoring|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2005|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pharmacology (medical)