Date Thesis Awarded


Access Type

Honors Thesis -- Access Restricted On-Campus Only

Degree Name

Bachelors of Science (BS)




John C. Poutsma

Committee Members

Lisa M. Landino

Gary Rice

Jianjun Paul Tian


The goal of this experiment was to determine if trends exist in the fragmentation pat- terns of heptapeptides containing lysine and its non-protein amino acid analogs (or- nithine, daba, dapa). Previous research in the laboratory of Dr. J. C. Poutsma on pentapeptides suggested that the length of the side chain on the lysine analog played a role in peptide fragmentation pathways. This study, however, found no such connection between length of side chain and fragmentation patterns suggesting that as a peptide lengthens the flexibility of the peptide bonds outweigh the side chain length factor in determining fragmentation patterns.

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Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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