Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) and mass spectrometry (MS) imaging are advanced technologies capable of revealing the spatial distribution of different molecules - e.g., drugs and their metabolites, endogenous lipids and complex peptides/ proteins - directly in tissue specimens at the same time. Information obtained regarding tissues by MALDI profiling/imaging analysis can be correlated with other MS-based techniques, auxiliary imaging technologies and routine immunohistochemical stainings. In this review we describe the MALDI profiling/imaging technologies, providing examples of their application in kidney research.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Nephrology|
|Publication status||Published - May 2013|
- Imaging mass spectrometry
- Tissue profiling
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