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Ansari, P; Stoppacher, N; Rudolf, J; Schuhmacher, R; Baumgartner, S.
(2011): Selection of possible marker peptides for the detection of major ruminant milk proteins in food by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry
ANAL BIOANAL CHEM. 2011; 399(3): 1105-1115. FullText FullText_BOKU

The aim of this work was the determination of peptides, which can function as markers for identification of milk allergens in food samples. Emphasis was placed on two casein proteins (alpha- and beta-casein) and two whey proteins (alpha-lactalbumin and beta-lactoglobulin). In silico tryptic digestion provided preliminary information about the expected peptides. After tryptic digestion of four milk allergens, the analytical data obtained by combination of reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography and quadrupole tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) led to the identification of 26 peptides. Seven of these peptides were synthesized and used for calibration of the LC-MS/MS system. Species specificity of the selected peptides was sought by BLAST search. Among the selected peptides, only LIVTQTMK from beta-lactoglobulin (m/z 467.6, charge 2+) was found to be cow milk specific and could function as a marker. Two other peptides, FFVAPF-PEVFGK from alpha-casein (m/z 693.3, charge 2+) and GPFPIIV from beta-casein (m/z 742.5, charge 1+), occur in water buffalo milk too. The other four peptides appear in the milk of other species also and can be used as markers for ruminant species milk. Using these seven peptides, a multianalyte MS-based method was developed. For the establishment of the method, it was applied at first to different dairy samples, and then to chocolate and blank samples, and the peptides could be determined down to 1 ng/mL in food samples. At the end, spiked samples were measured, where the target peptides could be detected with a high recovery (over 50%).
Autor*innen der BOKU Wien:
Ansari Eshlaghi Parisa
Baumgartner Sabine
Rudolf Judith
Schuhmacher Rainer
Stoppacher Norbert

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Milk allergens
Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry

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