TITLE

Some pitfalls in PAGE-LA-ICP-MS for quantitative elemental speciation of dissolved organic matter and metalomics

AUTHOR(S)
Jiménez, Maria S.; Gomez, Maria T.; Rodriguez, L.; Martinez, L.; Castillo, Juan R.
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Jan2009, Vol. 393 Issue 2, p699
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
An experimental approach to evaluate the capabilities and limitations of polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE) and laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) for quantitative elemental speciation is presented. Two metalloproteins (superoxide dismutase, containing Cu and Zn, and thyroglobulin, containing I) with high binding affinity for metals, and metal-dissolved organic matter (DOM) complexes (from a compost leachate sample) which show different types of metal binding are studied. Iodine can be quantitatively detected in thyroglobulin after PAGE-LA-ICP-MS using either sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) PAGE or native PAGE. However, detection of Cu and Zn in superoxide dismutase after PAGE-LA-ICP-MS depends on the conditions of the PAGE method because possible metal losses can occur (either with SDS-PAGE or with native PAGE). The use of PAGE-LA-ICP-MS to study the contribution of DOM to the mobilization of metals from environmental samples is possible, but it depends also on the PAGE separation conditions owing to disequilibrium effects of metal-DOM complexes.
ACCESSION #
35774254

 

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