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Journal Article


Org. Biomol. Chem., The Royal Society of Chemistry, Volume 9, p.6234-6245 (2011)



Fragmentation behavior of two classes of cyclodepsipeptides{,} isariins and isaridins{,} obtained from the fungus Isaria{,} was investigated in the presence of different metal ions using multistage tandem mass spectrometry (MSn) with collision induced dissociation (CID) and validated by NMR spectroscopy. During MSn process{,} both protonated and metal-cationized isariins generated product ions belonging to the identical {'}b-ion{'} series{,} exhibiting initial backbone cleavage explicitly at the [small beta]-ester bond. Fragmentation behavior for the protonated and metal-cationized acyclic methyl ester derivative of isariins was very similar. On the contrary{,} isaridins during fragmentation produced ions belonging to the {'}b{'} or/and the {'}y{'} ion series depending on the nature of interacting metal ions{,} due to initial backbone cleavages at the [small alpha]-ester linkage or/and at a specific amide linkage. Interestingly{,} independent of the nature of the interacting metal ions{,} the product ions formed from the acyclic methyl ester derivative of isaridins belonged only to the {'}y-type{'}. Complementary NMR data showed that{,} while all metal ions were located around the [small beta]-ester group of isariins{,} the metal ion interacting sites varied across the backbone for isaridins. Combined MS and NMR data suggest that the different behavior in sequence specific charge-driven fragmentation of isariins and isaridins is predetermined because of the constituent [small beta]-hydroxy acid residue in isariins and the cispeptide bond in isaridins.

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R. Banerjee, Sudarslal, S., Ranganayaki, R. S., and Raghothama, S., “Effect of Ester Chemical Structure and Peptide Bond Conformation in Fragmentation Pathways of Differently Metal Cationized Cyclodepsipeptides”, Org. Biomol. Chem., vol. 9, pp. 6234-6245, 2011.