Themed collection In memory of Joe Caruso
Professor Joseph Anthony Caruso: in memoriam
Gary Hieftje and Maria Montes-Bayon emphasize Joe’s impact on the community, as reflected in a collection of articles published in JAAS and Metallomics.
Metallomics: the history over the last decade and a future outlook
Hiroki Haraguchi discusses the history of metallomics over the last decade, and considers the current and future directions of the field.
Biology and toxicology of tellurium explored by speciation analysis
Recent advances in the speciation and identification of tellurium metabolites in animals and plants by LC-ICP-MS and LC-ESI-MS are reviewed.
Liquid sampling-atmospheric pressure glow discharge (LS-APGD) microplasmas for diverse spectrochemical analysis applications
The liquid sampling-atmospheric pressure glow discharge (LS-APGD) microplasma provides great diversity in sampling strategies and analytical information content.
Analytical approaches for the characterization of nickel proteome
Analytical strategies to study the nickel proteome and their advantages and limitations.
Separation and detection of gold nanoparticles with capillary electrophoresis and ICP-MS in single particle mode (CE-SP-ICP-MS)
A method for the identification, separation, and detection of engineered nanoparticles using CE-ICP-MS in single particle mode is described.
Arsenic speciation in seafood by LC-ICP-MS/MS: method development and influence of culinary treatment
Arsenic speciation in seafood after several culinary treatments was performed and AsB, As(III), DMA, MMA and As(V) species were determined by LC-ICP-MS/MS.
Incorporation of 67Zn and 68Zn into carbonic anhydrase: effects on isotope enrichment and enzymatic aspects
An enrichment of carbonic anhydrase (CA) with zinc isotopes (67Zn and 68Zn) is carried out to evaluate protein binding with a specific isotope.
A species-specific double isotope dilution strategy for the accurate quantification of platinum–GG adducts in lung cells exposed to carboplatin
Measurement uncertainty of Pt–GG quantification in human lung cells by species-specific double IDMS.
Antimony speciation in spirits stored in PET bottles: identification of a novel antimony complex
Speciation analysis by LC-ICP-MS detected an unknown Sb complex in raki samples. Its structure was investigated by using LC with high resolution mass spectrometry. The analysis gave evidence for an acetaldehyde–bisulphite pyruvate Sb complex with the formula: C7H14O12S2Sb.
An ICP-MS-based platform for release studies on silver-based nanomaterials
An integrated approach based on the use of ICP-MS methods is proposed to obtain information about the release of inorganic nanomaterials.
Cisplatin resistance in cell models: evaluation of metallomic and biological predictive biomarkers to address early therapy failure
In vitro studies allowed the development of a cisplatin resistance predictive model combining accurate quantitation of DNA adducts with other biomarkers.
Novel non-target analysis of fluorine compounds using ICPMS/MS and HPLC-ICPMS/MS
The first study which shows that total fluorine determination and fluorine speciation analysis are possible with a conventional ICPMS/MS by creating BaF+ ions in the plasma and limiting the polyatomic interfering barium oxide/hydroxide ions at a ppb level.
Parametric evaluation of ambient desorption optical emission spectroscopy utilizing a liquid sampling-atmospheric pressure glow discharge microplasma
The operational parameters of the AD-LS-APGD-OES microplasma have been evaluated in terms of understanding their roles in analyte response.
Matrix effects using an ICP-MS with a single positive ion lens and grounded stop: analyte mass dependent?
Comprehensive characterization of ICP-MS matrix effects as a function of analyte mass, matrix mass, lens voltage and nebulizer gas flow rate was carried out.
Effect of vanadium on calcium homeostasis, osteopontin mRNA expression, and bone microarchitecture in diabetic rats
The aim was to examine whether alterations caused by diabetes in calcium homeostasis, expression of osteopontin and the microarchitecture of bone are corrected by vanadium.
High-precision isotopic analysis of Cu in blood serum via multi-collector ICP-mass spectrometry for clinical investigation: steps towards improved robustness and higher sample throughput
A procedure for Cu isolation from serum prior to MC-ICP-MS measurements was developed and applied in a clinical context. The serum Cu isotopic composition does not show diurnal variation.
Effect of Cu(II) on in vitro glycation of human serum albumin by methylglyoxal: a LC-MS-based proteomic approach
LC-MS peptide mapping with ProteinScape and MaxQuant demonstrated concentration-dependent Cu(II) effect on MGo-derived HSA modification.
Iron isotopic analysis of finger-prick and venous blood by multi-collector inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry after volumetric absorptive microsampling
The use of VAMS – volumetric absorptive microsampling – of finger-prick blood was evaluated in the context of high-precision isotopic analysis of whole blood Fe by multi-collector inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry.
Unambiguous identification and discovery of bacterial siderophores by direct injection 21 Tesla Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry
A new, ultra-high resolution and mass accuracy approach to the confident identification of Fe-binding siderophores is described.
Selenium enriched dietary supplement rapid screening method using XRF and DART-HRAM-MS for label verification
Labelled selenium ingredients in dietary supplements can be assessed quickly, in under an hour, using a combination of XRF and DART-HRAM-MS.
A fast and fit-for-purpose arsenic speciation method for wine and rice
We report a 2 minute chromatographic method for arsenic speciation in rice and wine with validation data.
Quantitative bioimaging of Ca, Fe, Cu and Zn in breast cancer tissues by LA-ICP-MS
LA-ICP-MS has been used for the first time to study the simultaneous elemental quantitative distribution of Ca, Fe, Cu and Zn in breast cancer samples.
Acquisition of fast transient signals in ICP-MS with enhanced time resolution
Improving time resolution in sector-field ICP-MS through use of a plug-in data acquisition board.
About this collection
Professor Joe Caruso, who sadly passed away at the age of 75, was a well-known and highly respected leader in the field of analytical chemistry and plasma spectrochemistry in particular. More recently he made great contributions to the fields of elemental speciation and metallomics, including the founding of the RSC journal Metallomics. This very special collection will highlight analytical research being conducted in these areas by his peers, colleagues and friends. We hope that this collection of papers will be a fitting memorial to an inspiring mentor and outstanding chemist.
Guest Edited by Gary Hieftje and Maria Montes-Bayon. New articles will be added to this collection as they are published.