The establishment of EVISA is funded by the EU through
the Fifth Framework Programme (G7RT- CT- 2002- 05112).
Supporters of EVISA includes:
metal-coded affinity tag
MeCAT is a proteomics quantification technology using metal coded tags (lanthanides) for marking biomolecules without the
necessity of isotopic labeling. After that they are analysed with
state-of-the-art mass spectrometric methods including ICP-MS with its
extraordinary advantages in quantification. ICP-MS (inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry) allows an ultra sensitive (absolute) quantification of the metals (lanthanides) tagged to proteins on protein level. Thus the protein amount can be accurately determinated down to low attomol range which is at least 2 to 3 orders of magnitude more sensitive than other mass spec (peptide based) techniques.
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