Target non-monoisotopic ion

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Target non-monoisotopic ion Zac  2020-12-17
 

I want to target a non-monoisotope peptide ion. I have used mono and average before, is there a way to work with ions outside of these two options. The isolation width will be close to 0.4 m/z

 
 
Nick Shulman responded:  2020-12-17
Are you using a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer (i.e. SRM) or a full scan mass spectrometer?

If you are using a full scan mass spectrometer, you can tell Skyline how many precursor isotopes you are interested in by changing the settings at:
Settings > Transition Settings > Full Scan > MS1 filtering

If you are doing an SRM experiment, or if you are trying to monitor different isotopes from MS2 scans, I do not think there is a straightforward way to do this. You might need to tell Skyline that your peptide is a small molecule and explicitly tell Skyline the precursor and product m/z's that you want to target.

There might also be some way to do it if you told Skyline that your peptide had a modification on it which added some number of Daltons to its mass.

-- Nick