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Search Publications by: Yuxue Liang (Fed)

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On the challenge of unambiguous identification of fentanyl analogs: exploring measurement diversity using standard reference mass spectral libraries

July 11, 2023
Arun Moorthy, Edward Erisman, Anthony J. Kearsley, Yuxue Liang, Edward Sisco, William E. Wallace
Fentanyl analogs are a class of designer drugs that are particularly challenging to unambiguously identify due to the mass spectral and retention time similarities of unique compounds. In this paper, we use agglomerative hierarchical clustering to explore

MS_Piano: A Software Tool for Annotating Peaks in CID Tandem Mass Spectra of Peptides and N-Glycopeptides

July 15, 2021
Xiaoyu (Sara) Yang, Pedatsur Neta, Yuri Mirokhin, Dmitrii V. Tchekhovskoi, Concepcion Remoroza, Meghan Burke Harris, Yuxue Liang, Sanford Markey, Stephen E. Stein
Annotating product ion peaks in tandem mass spectra is essential for evaluating spectral quality and validating peptide identification. This task is more complex for glycopeptides and is crucial for the confident determination of glycosylation sites in

Comprehensive Analysis of Tryptic Peptides Arising from Disulfide Linkages in NISTmAb and Their Use for Developing a Mass Spectral Library

June 22, 2021
Qian Dong, Xinjian Yan, Yuxue Liang, Sanford Markey, Sergey L. Sheetlin, Concepcion Remoroza, William E. Wallace, Stephen Stein
This work presents methods for identifying and then creating a mass spectral library for disulfide-linked peptides originating from the NISTmAb. Analysis involved both partially- reduced and non-reduced proteins under neutral and weakly basic conditions

Increasing the Coverage of a Mass Spectral Library of Milk Oligosaccharides Using a Hybrid- Search-Based Bootstrapping Method and Milks from a Wide Variety of Mammals

July 8, 2020
Concepcion A. Remoroza, Tytus D. Mak, Yuri A. Mirokhin, Sergey L. Sheetlin, Xiaoyu Yang, Stephen E. Stein, Power L. Michael, San Andres V. Joice, Yuxue Liang
This study significantly expands both the scope and method of identification for construction of a previously reported tandem mass spectral library of 74 human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) derived from results of LC-MS/MS experiments. In the present work

Sensitive Method for the Confident Identification of Genetically Variant Peptides in Human Hair

October 31, 2019
Zheng Zhang, Meghan Burke, William E. Wallace, Yuxue Liang, Sergey L. Sheetlin, Yuri Mirokhin, Dmitrii Tchekhovskoi, Stephen Stein
Recent reports have demonstrated that genetically variant peptides (GVPs) derived from human hair shaft proteins can be used to differentiate individuals of different biogeographic origin (Parker, G.J.; et al. PLos One. 2016, e0160653). We report a direct

Mass Spectrometry Fingerprints of Small-Molecule Metabolites in Biofluids. Building a Spectral Library of Recurrent Spectra for Urine Analysis.

August 19, 2019
Yamil Simon, Ramesh Marupaka, Xinjian Yan, Yuxue Liang, Kelly H. Telu, Yuri A. Mirokhin, Stephen E. Stein
A large fraction of ions observed in electrospray liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) experiments of biological samples remain unidentified. One the main reasons for this is that spectral libraries of pure compounds fail to account for the

Mass Spectrometry Fingerprints of Small-Molecule Metabolites in Biofluids: Building a Spectral Library of Recurrent Spectra for Urine Analysis

August 18, 2019
Yamil Simon, Ramesh Marupaka, Xinjian Yan, Yuxue Liang, Kelly H. Telu, Yuri Mirokhin, Stephen E. Stein
A large fraction of ions observed in electrospray liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC–ESI-MS) experiments of biological samples remain unidentified. One of the main reasons for this is that spectral libraries of pure compounds fail to account for

The NISTmAb Tryptic Peptide Spectral Library for Monoclonal Antibody Characterization

March 6, 2018
Qian Dong, Yuxue Liang, Xinjian Yan, Sanford Markey, Yuri Mirokhin, Dmitrii V. Tchekhovskoi, Tallat H. Bukhari, Stephen E. Stein
We describe the creation of a mass spectral library composed of all identifiable spectra derived from the tryptic digest of a therapeutic monoclonal antibody. The NISTmAb library is a unique reference peptide spectral library developed from a total of six

Collision-Induced Dissociation of Deprotonated Peptides. Relative Abundance of Side-Chain Neutral Losses, Residue-Specific Product Ions, and Comparison with Protonated Peptides

November 14, 2017
Yuxue Liang, Pedatsur Neta, Xiaoyu (Sara) Yang, Stephen E. Stein
High-accuracy MS/MS spectra of deprotonated ions of 390 dipeptides and 137 peptides with 3 to 6 residues are studied. Many amino acid residues undergo neutral losses from their side chains. The most abundant is the loss of acetaldehyde from threonine. The

Quantitative bottom-up proteomics depends on digestion conditions

December 2, 2013
Mark S. Lowenthal, Yuxue Liang, Karen W. Phinney, Stephen E. Stein
Accurate quantification is a fundamental requirement in the fields of proteomics and biomarker discovery, and for clinical diagnostic assays. To demonstrate the extent of quantitative variability in measurable peptide concentrations due to differences

Metabolite Profiling of a NIST Standard Reference Material for Human Plasma (SRM 1950) – GC/MS, LC/MS, NMR and Clinical Laboratory Analyses, Libraries and Web-based resources

October 22, 2013
Yamil Simon, Mark S. Lowenthal, Lisa E. Kilpatrick, Maureen L. Sampson, Kelly H. Telu, Paul A. Rudnick, William G. Mallard, Daniel W. Bearden, Tracey B. Schock, Dmitrii V. Tchekhovskoi, Niksa Blonder, Xinjian Yan, Yuxue Liang, Yufang Zheng, William E. Wallace, Pedatsur Neta, Karen W. Phinney, Alan T. Remaley, Stephen E. Stein
Recent progress in metabolomics and the development of increasingly sensitive analytical techniques have renewed interest in global profiling, i.e., semi-quantitative monitoring of all chemical constituents of biological fluids. In this work, we have

Comprehensive analysis of protein digestion using six trypsins reveals the origin of trypsin as a significant source of variability in proteomics

October 11, 2013
Stephen E. Stein, Paul A. Rudnick, Scott J. Walmsley, Qian Dong, Alexey I. Nesvizhskii, Yuxue Liang
Trypsin is an endoprotease commonly used for sample preparation in proteomics experiments. Importantly, protein digestion is dependent on multiple factors, including the trypsin origin and digestion conditions. In-depth characterization of trypsin activity

Formation of y+10 and y+11 Ions in the Collision-Induced Dissociation of Peptide Ions

December 8, 2011
Lisa E. Kilpatrick, Pedatsur Neta, Xiaoyu Yang, Yamil Simon, Yuxue Liang, Stephen E. Stein
Tandem mass spectra of peptide ions, acquired in shotgun proteomic studies of selected proteins, tissues, and organisms, commonly include prominent peaks that cannot be assigned to the known fragmentation product ions (y, b, a, neutral losses). In many

Electrospray Tandem Quadrupole Fragmentation of Quinolone Drugs and Related Ions. On the Reversibility of Water Loss from Protonated Molecules

November 30, 2010
Pedatsur Neta, Bhaskar Godugu, Yuxue Liang, Yamil Simon, Xiaoyu Yang, Stephen E. Stein
Selected reaction monitoring (SRM) of quinolone drugs showed1 different sensitivities in aqueous solution vs. biological extract. The authors suggested formation of two singly protonated ions with different behavior, one undergoing loss of H 2O and the