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Universal Proteomics Standard Set

Protein Mass Spectrometry Calibration Standard

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Protein Mass Spectrometry Calibration Standard

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General description

The Universal Proteomics Standard (UPS) Set was developed in collaboration with the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF) Proteomics Standards Research Group (sPRG). This protein mixture was extensively evaluated and reported under the direction of ABRF′s sPRG during a comprehensive 2005/2006 study. The findings of the study were presented at the ABRF 2006 and US HUPO 2006 conferences.


The Universal Proteomics Standard (UPS) Set is intended to standardize and/or evaluate mass spectrometric (e.g., LC-MS/MS, MALDI-TOF-MS, etc.) and electrophoretic analysis conditions prior to the analysis of complex protein samples. Potential uses include:
  • Bracketing critical experimental datasets for confirming the robustness of analysis methods
  • Comparison of MS or other proteomic data that are generated in different labs using a variety of analytical strategies and instruments
  • Identifying limitations of proteomics analysis systems and search algorithms
  • An external reference to assist with the evaluation of data derived from poorly defined samples

Features and Benefits

Discover the Benefits for Yourself!
  • Test the power of your analytical strategy
  • Troubleshoot and optimize your analytical protocol
  • Confirm system suitability before analyzing critical samples
  • Normalize analytical results day to day or lab to lab

Kit Components Also Available Separately

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  • T6567Trypsin from porcine pancreas, BioReagent, Proteomics Grade, Dimethylated 20 μg


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Eye Irrit. 2 - Resp. Sens. 1 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

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10 - Combustible liquids



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Min-Sik Kim et al.
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 21(9), 1606-1611 (2010-05-21)
Shotgun proteomics has been used extensively for characterization of a number of proteomes. High-resolution Fourier transform mass spectrometry (FTMS) has emerged as a powerful tool owing to its high mass accuracy and resolving power. One of its major limitations, however
Leslie Muller et al.
Proteomics, 16(23), 2953-2961 (2016-10-18)
Sample preparation, typically by in-solution or in-gel approaches, has a strong influence on the accuracy and robustness of quantitative proteomics workflows. The major benefit of in-gel procedures is their compatibility with detergents (such as SDS) for protein solubilization. However, SDS-PAGE
Mark V Ivanov et al.
Journal of proteome research, 13(4), 1911-1920 (2014-02-28)
Data-dependent tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) is one of the main techniques for protein identification in shotgun proteomics. In a typical LC-MS/MS workflow, peptide product ion mass spectra (MS/MS spectra) are compared with those derived theoretically from a protein sequence database.
Henrik Molina et al.
Analytical chemistry, 80(13), 4825-4835 (2008-06-11)
Electron transfer dissociation (ETD) is a recently introduced mass spectrometric technique which has proven to be an excellent tool for the elucidation of labile post-translational modifications such as phosphorylation and O-GlcNAcylation of serine and threonine residues. However, unlike collision induced
Matthew The et al.
Nature communications, 11(1), 3234-3234 (2020-06-28)
In shotgun proteomics, the analysis of label-free quantification experiments is typically limited by the identification rate and the noise level in the quantitative data. This generally causes a low sensitivity in differential expression analysis. Here, we propose a quantification-first approach


Universal Proteomics Standards – Validating the Future of Proteomics

The era of high-throughput proteomics has recently blossomed due in large part to advances in the methods by which proteins and proteomes are analyzed. Improved fractionation techniques, combined with advances in mass spectrometry, have decreased concerns of sample complexity, and directed more focus towards high-throughput techniques.

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