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Researchers at the University of Connecticut have developed a new method of multiple reaction monitoring mass-spec that can quantify targeted proteins. The team, led by Xudong Yao, calls it ultrathroughput MRM mass-spec. "It integrates the use of stable isotope dilution-multiple reaction monitoring mass spectrometry and peptide derivatization with inexpensive and commercial chemicals," the researchers write in their Analytical Chemistry study.

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