Accurate mass tag

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Accurate mass tag
Value of the mass of a peptide from a protein that has been chemically or enzymatically cleaved into fragments. The mass is recorded with sufficiently high accuracy and precision that it can be used in identification of the protein.
Related Term(s): peptide mass fingerprinting

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From Definitions of Terms Relating to Mass Spectrometry (IUPAC Recommendations 2013); DOI: 10.1351/PAC-REC-06-04-06 © IUPAC 2013.

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