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In this study, in vitro formed Cd-phytochelatin (PC2) complexes were characterized using ion exchange chromatography (IEC) and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry. The ratio of both studied compounds as well as experimental conditions were optimized. The highest yield of the complex was observed under an applied concentration of 100 µg·mL(-1) PC2 and 100 µg·mL(-1) of CdCl2. The data obtained show that IEC in combination with MALDI-TOF is a reliable and fast method for the determination of these complexes.

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Miguel Angel Merlos Rodrigo, Natalia Cernei, Marketa Kominkova, Ondrej Zitka, Miroslava Beklova, Josef Zehnalek, Rene Kizek, Vojtech Adam. Ion exchange chromatography and mass spectrometric methods for analysis of cadmium-phytochelatin (II) complexes. International journal of environmental research and public health. 2013 Apr;10(4):1304-11

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PMID: 23538727

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