About the Authors
- Justin D. Blethrow
- Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
- Chao Tang
- XProteo Inc, New York, New York, United States of America
- Changhui Deng, Andrew N. Krutchinsky
- Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
The authors of the article, except AK, have no competing financial interests. AK declares a competing financial interest. ThermoElectron and Perkin Elmer license the rights to produce some parts of the MALDI interfaces for vMALDI-IT and prOTOF mass spectrometers. AK is a co-author of several patents covering these parts.
Conceived and designed the experiments: AK. Performed the experiments: AK JB. Analyzed the data: AK JB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AK JB CD. Wrote the paper: AK JB. Other: Produced XProteo search engine for identification of proteins: CT.