Dr. Lingjun Li

Lingjun received her BE degree in Environmental Analytical Chemistry from Beijing Polytechnic University and a PhD degree in Analytical Chemistry/Biomolecular Chemistry from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She did three-way postdoctoral research at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Brandeis University, and University of Illinois before joining the School of Pharmacy faculty in 2002. She currently holds joint appointments in the School of Pharmacy and Department of Chemistry at UW-Madison, as well as being named Charles Melbourne Johnson Distinguished Chair and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor.

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Boost-DiLeu: Enhanced Isobaric N,N-Dimethyl Leucine Tagging Strategy for a Comprehensive Quantitative Glycoproteomic Analysis

Analytical Chemistry

Intact glycopeptide analysis has been of great interest because it can elucidate glycosylation site information and glycan structural composition at the same time. However, mass spectrometry (MS)-based glycoproteomic analysis is hindered by the low abundance and poor ionization efficiency of glycopeptides. Relatively large amounts of starting materials are needed for the enrichment, which makes the identification and quantification of intact glycopeptides from samples with limited quantity more challenging. To overcome these limitations, we developed an improved isobaric labeling...

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Quantitative Analysis and Structural Elucidation of Fatty Acids by Isobaric Multiplex Labeling Reagents for Carbonyl-Containing Compound (SUGAR) Tags and m-CPBA Epoxidation

Analytical Chemicistry

In this study, a novel analytical method was developed to investigate fatty acids (FAs) for relative quantification, carbon–carbon double-bond localization, and cis-/trans-geometry differentiation by isobaric multiplex labeling reagents for carbonyl-containing compound (SUGAR) tag conjugation and meta-chloroperoxybenzoic acid (m-CPBA) epoxidation. FAs are essential components of cells and have diverse functions in energy storage and as complex lipid constituents. It has been reported that FAs play different roles in various biological processes...

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Novel Isobaric Tagging Reagent Enabled Multiplex Quantitative Glycoproteomics via Electron-Transfer/Higher-Energy Collisional Dissociation (EThcD) Mass Spectrometry

Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry

Protein glycosylation, covalent attachment of carbohydrates to polypeptide chains, is a highly important post-translational modification involved in many essential physiological processes. Comprehensive site-specific and quantitative analysis is crucial for revealing the diverse functions and dynamics of glycosylation. To characterize intact glycopeptides, mass spectrometry (MS)-based glycoproteomics employs versatile fragmentation methods, among which electron-transfer/higher-energy collision dissociation (EThcD) has gained...