Universal Proteomics Standard Set

Protein Mass Spectrometry Calibration Standard

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Protein Mass Spectrometry Calibration Standard

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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

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  • 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, Proteomics Grade, BioReagent, Dimethylated 20 μg


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Vincent A Fusaro et al.
Nature biotechnology, 27(2), 190-198 (2009-01-27)
Protein biomarker discovery produces lengthy lists of candidates that must subsequently be verified in blood or other accessible biofluids. Use of targeted mass spectrometry (MS) to verify disease- or therapy-related changes in protein levels requires the selection of peptides that...
Chia-Yu Yen et al.
Molecular & cellular proteomics : MCP, 10(7), M111-M111 (2011-05-03)
The unambiguous assignment of tandem mass spectra (MS/MS) to peptide sequences remains a key unsolved problem in proteomics. Spectral library search strategies have emerged as a promising alternative for peptide identification, in which MS/MS spectra are directly compared against a...
Amanda G Paulovich et al.
Molecular & cellular proteomics : MCP, 9(2), 242-254 (2009-10-28)
Optimal performance of LC-MS/MS platforms is critical to generating high quality proteomics data. Although individual laboratories have developed quality control samples, there is no widely available performance standard of biological complexity (and associated reference data sets) for benchmarking of platform...
David L Tabb et al.
Journal of proteome research, 6(2), 654-661 (2007-02-03)
Shotgun proteomics experiments are dependent upon database search engines to identify peptides from tandem mass spectra. Many of these algorithms score potential identifications by evaluating the number of fragment ions matched between each peptide sequence and an observed spectrum. These...
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...
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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