Direct detection of peptide hormones from single pancreatic islets using MALDI-TOF MS

Stewart, Kevin and Phillips, Anthony R. J. and Whiting, Lynda and Jullig, Mia and Middleditch, Martin J. and Cooper, Garth J. S. (2011) Direct detection of peptide hormones from single pancreatic islets using MALDI-TOF MS. In: Medical Sciences (MedSci) Congress 2011, 29-31 August, 2011, Queenstown, New Zealand. []

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This presentation describes a novel application of a method based on direct tissue mass spectrometry that has been shown to consistently detect whole peptide secretions from individual isolated rat pancreatic islets. Somewhat surprisingly, the most prominent peaks corresponded to peptides known to be secreted from pancreatic islets and peak intensities corresponded well with expected secretion quantities. Expected islet responses to diabetes were also observed. Possible mechanisms by which these peptides are extracted by laser ionisation will be discussed. This method has potential to provide further insights into the physiology and control of pancreatic islet secretions as well as providing a rapid method for research and clinical assessment of islet function.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects:Q Science > QP Physiology
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Science and Primary Industries
ID Code:2391
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