Illicit Drugs in the Environment

Author: Sara Castiglioni
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118008997
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Illicit drugs are an emerging class of environmental contaminants and mass spectrometry is the technique of choice for their analysis. This landmark reference discusses the analytical techniques used to detect illicit drugs in wastewater and surface water, details how to estimate the levels of contaminants in the environment, and explores the behavior, fate, and toxic effects of this new class of contaminants, now a ubiquitous presence in wastewater and surface water. The book details how an estimate of illicit drug consumption in a given population can be developed from an analysis of the residues of illicit drugs in wastewater. An important resource for analytical chemists, environmental researchers, forensic scientists, biologists, and toxicologists.

Interpretation of MS MS Mass Spectra of Drugs and Pesticides

Author: Wilfried M. A. Niessen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111929424X
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Provides comprehensive coverage of the interpretation of LC–MS–MS mass spectra of 1300 drugs and pesticides Provides a general discussion on the fragmentation of even-electron ions (protonated and deprotonated molecules) in both positive-ion and negative-ion modes This is the reference book for the interpretation of MS–MS mass spectra of small organic molecules Covers related therapeutic classes of compounds such as drugs for cardiovascular diseases, psychotropic compounds, drugs of abuse and designer drugs, antimicrobials, among many others Covers general fragmentation rule as well as specific fragmentation pathways for many chemical functional groups Gives an introduction to MS technology, mass spectral terminology, information contained in mass spectra, and to the identification strategies used for different types of unknowns

Mass Spectrometry in Structural Biology and Biophysics

Author: Igor A. Kaltashov
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470937793
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With its detailed and systematic coverage of the current state of biophysical mass spectrometry (MS), here is one of the first systematic presentations of the full experimental array of MS-based techniques used in biophysics, covering both fundamental and practical issues. The book presents a discussion of general biophysical concepts and a brief overview of traditional biophysical techniques before outlining the more advanced concepts of mass spectrometry. The new edition gives an up-to-date and expanded coverage of experimental methodologies and a clear look at MS-based methods for studying higher order structures and biopolymers. A must for researchers in the field of biophysics, structural biology, and protein chemistry.

Integration of Omics Approaches and Systems Biology for Clinical Applications

Author: Antonia Vlahou
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119183979
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Introduces readers to the state of the art of omics platforms and all aspects of omics approaches for clinical applications This book presents different high throughput omics platforms used to analyze tissue, plasma, and urine. The reader is introduced to state of the art analytical approaches (sample preparation and instrumentation) related to proteomics, peptidomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics. In addition, the book highlights innovative approaches using bioinformatics, urine miRNAs, and MALDI tissue imaging in the context of clinical applications. Particular emphasis is put on integration of data generated from these different platforms in order to uncover the molecular landscape of diseases. The relevance of each approach to the clinical setting is explained and future applications for patient monitoring or treatment are discussed. Integration of omics Approaches and Systems Biology for Clinical Applications presents an overview of state of the art omics techniques. These methods are employed in order to obtain the comprehensive molecular profile of biological specimens. In addition, computational tools are used for organizing and integrating these multi-source data towards developing molecular models that reflect the pathophysiology of diseases. Investigation of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and bladder cancer are used as test cases. These represent multi-factorial, highly heterogeneous diseases, and are among the most significant health issues in developed countries with a rapidly aging population. The book presents novel insights on CKD and bladder cancer obtained by omics data integration as an example of the application of systems biology in the clinical setting. Describes a range of state of the art omics analytical platforms Covers all aspects of the systems biology approach—from sample preparation to data integration and bioinformatics analysis Contains specific examples of omics methods applied in the investigation of human diseases (Chronic Kidney Disease, Bladder Cancer) Integration of omics Approaches and Systems Biology for Clinical Applications will appeal to a wide spectrum of scientists including biologists, biotechnologists, biochemists, biophysicists, and bioinformaticians working on the different molecular platforms. It is also an excellent text for students interested in these fields.

Emerging Pollutants

Author: Francisco G. Calvo-Flores
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527338764
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An excellent, concise, and interdisciplinary overview of different classes of emerging pollutants arising, for example, from pharmaceuticals, pesticides, personal care products, and industrial chemicals and their impact on water, soil, and air. Following an introduction to chemical pollutants, with special attention focused on organic compounds and their properties, the book goes on to describe major emerging pollutants grouped according to their applications in different sectors of industrial or economic activity. For each type of compound, the chemical structure, main properties, and source are presented, along with their fate in the environment as pollutants, the latest analytical methods for detection, possible health or ecology consequences, as well as current regulatory laws. New developments, such as nanotechnology as a pollution source, are also included. The book closes with a chapter devoted to conclusions and future perspectives.

Handbuch der GC MS

Author: Hans-Joachim Hübschmann
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
ISBN: 9783527286041
Format: PDF, ePub
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Endlich gibt es ein umfassendes Handbuch für den praktischen Einsatz der GC/MS. Das Themenspektrum reicht von der angepaßten Probenvorbereitung, über die Auftrennung von Gemischen, die universellen und selektiven Möglichkeiten der massenspektrometrischen Detektion bis hin zur qualitativen und quantitativen Auswertung. Die ausführlich beschriebenen Applikationen zeigen die unterschiedlichen Einsatzbereiche von GC/MS-Systemen auf. Zahlreiche Tabellen unterstützen den Anwender bei der Erstellung neuer Analysenmethoden und bei der Auswertung der Ergebnisse. Die Beschreibung möglicher Fehlerquellen hilft dem Leser, falsche Messungen zu vermeiden. Dieses aktuelle Handbuch, das die neuesten Gerätetechniken berücksichtigt, wendet sich an alle Benutzer von GC/MS-Geräten sowie an die verantwortlichen Leiter von Laboratorien.