Our latest issue is now available online.
Featured on the front cover is work from Huanwen Chen of East China Institute of Technology and colleagues, who present a straightforward method based on extractive electrospray ionization (EESI) was developed for fishing native proteins from a highly complex biological soup for mass spectrometric analysis without any sample pre-treatment.
Communication: Direct detection of native proteins in biological matrices using extractive electrospray ionization mass spectrometry
Bin Hu, Shuiping Yang, Ming Li, Haiwei Gu and Huanwen Chen
Analyst, 2011, 136, 3599-3601
The inside front cover highlights work from Brian Cunningham and colleagues from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. They introduce photonic crystal enhanced microscopy as a label-free biosensor imaging technique capable of measuring cell surface attachment and attachment modulation.
Label-free imaging of cell attachment with photonic crystal enhanced microscopy
Erich A. Lidstone, Vikram Chaudhery, Anja Kohl, Vincent Chan, Tor Wolf-Jensen, Lawrence B. Schook, Rashid Bashir and Brian T. Cunningham
Analyst, 2011, 136, 3608-3615
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On the back cover is research from the laboratories of Kyubong Jo and Han Bin Oh of Sogang University, Seoul. They systematically studied DNA recognition by zinc-fingers using negative-ion electrospray ionization mass spectrometry.
Zinc-finger motif noncovalent interactions with double-stranded DNA characterized by negative-ion electrospray ionization mass spectrometry
Soojin Park, Kyubong Jo and Han Bin Oh
Analyst, 2011, 136, 3739-3746