Mass Spectrometric Determinations of Tryptophan and its Metabolites
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The unique character of a chemical compound is determined by its molecular architecture. That architecture is a sum not only of all of the atoms in the compound and their masses, but of their particular relationship in space, i.e., the molecular bonds, sub-structural components, and their stereochemistry. Consequently, a physical tool which can measure both the summed masses of the elements in a compound and reflect the subtleties of their arrangement is very useful in both quantitative and qualitative investigations in biochemistry.
KeywordsQuinolinic Acid Kynurenic Acid Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry Tryptophan Metabolism Mass Spectrometric Determination
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