Preface. Part I: Methods in Mass Spectrometry. 1. Ion Formation by Fast Atom Bombardment Mass Spectrometry; G. Sindona. 2. Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption-Ionization (MALDI) Mass Spectrometry of Biological Molecules; M. Karas, U. Bahr. 3. Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Mass Spectrometry on a Magnetic Sector Instrument Fitted with an Array Detector; R.S. Bordoli, et al. 4. Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry: Protein Structure; T.B. Farmer, R.M. Caprioli. 5. Applications of Quantum Chemistry in Mass Spectrometry; K. Vekey. 6. Proton Affinities and Intrinsic Basicities of Alanine and Glycine Studied by Means of AM1 and PM3 Methods; T. Marino, et al. Part II: Instrumentation for Mass Analysis and Detection. 7. Energy-Isochronous Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometers; H. Wollnik. 8. The Detection of High Mass-to-Charge Biological Ions by Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry: Issues and Routes for Instrument Improvement; C.L. Holliman, et al. 9. Quadrupole Mass Filters, Quadrupole Ion Traps and Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Spectrometers; L. Olimpieri, P. Traldi. 10. Energy Shifts in Collisional Activation; H.J. Cooper, P.J. Derrick. 11. Hybrid Instruments of Unusual Geometry; D. Fravetto, P. Traldi. Part III: Application to Biomolecules. 12. Continuous-Flow Fast Atom Bombardment Mass Spectrometry: Applications to Dynamic Systems; R.M. Caprioli. 13. Hybrid Tandem Mass Spectrometry of Peptides; S.J. Gaskell. 14. Mass Spectrometry in the Study of Advanced Glycation EndProducts; A. Lapolla, et al. 14. Nucleic Acids: Overview and Analytical Strategies; P.F. Crain. 15. Monitoring of Human Exposure to Xenobiotics; Identification and Quantification of Cancer Initiators in Vivo; M. Toernqvist. 16. The Role of Mass Spectrometry in Biomonitoring Exposure to Carcinogens; N. Sannolo, et al. 17. Characterization of Ceramide Mixtures by Fast Atom Bombardment and Tandem Mass Spectrometry; F.M. Rubino, S. Sonnino. 18. Bioorganic Studies of a New Photoreceptor Structure; M. Orlando, M.L. Gross. Part IV: Chromatography Coupled to Mass Spectrometry. 19. Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Coupling; J. Abian, E. Gelpi. 20. Recent Developments in Combined Supercritical Fluid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (SFC/MS); P. Arpino, et al. 21. GC-MS Analysis of Volatile Compounds of Mesir; Y. Hisil, et al. 22. The Application of Mass Spectrometry to Food and Nutrition Research; R. Self, et al. Index.