Selected Publications

Department of Chemistry, University of Wyoming


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  1. Rajendra Mahat, Wesley Rodgers, Franco Basile, Microwave Radiation Heating in Pressurized Vessels for the Rapid Extraction of Coal Samples for Broad Spectrum GC–MS Analysis, Energy & Fuels, 2014, 28, 6326-6335 journal link

  2. Lu, L. and F. Basile, Thermal decomposition of phosphorylated peptides in the condensed phase as studied by mass spectrometry. Journal of            Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 2013, 104, 412-417 journal link

  3. Gwendoline M. Toh-Boyo, Shaun S. Wulff, Franco Basile, Comparison of Sample Preparation Methods and Evaluation of Intra and Intersample Reproducibility in Bacteria MALDI-MS Profiling, Anal. Chem. 2012, 84, 9971-9980 journal link

  4. Basile, F., Zhang, S., Kandar, S., Lu, L.,  Mass Spectrometry Characterization of the Thermal Decomposition/Digestion (TDD) at Cysteine in Peptides and Proteins in the Condensed Phase, J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom., 22 (2011) 1926-1940

  5. Chenglin Liu, Franco Basile, Intermolecular condensation products formed during the pyrolysis of peptides, J. Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 92 (2011) 217-223

  6. Basile, F., Hauser, N. J., Rapid Online Non-Enzymatic Protein Digestion Combining Microwave Heating Acid Hydrolysis and Electrochemical Oxidation, Anal. Chem., 2011, 83, 359-367. Journal link

  7. Basile, F.; Sibray, T.; Belisle, J.; Bowen, R., Analysis of Lipids from Crude Lung Tissue Extracts by Desorption Electrospray Ionization-MS and Pattern Recognition. Anal. Biochem. 2011, 408, 289-296

  8. Basile, F.; Zhang, S.; Shin, Y.-S.; Drolet, B., Atmospheric pressure-thermal desorption (AP-TD)/electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry for the rapid analysis of Bacillus spores. Analyst 2010, 135, (4), 797-803.

  9. Hauser, N.J. and F. Basile, On-line Microwave D-Cleavage LC-ESI-MS/MS of Intact Proteins: Site-Specific Cleavages at Aspartic Acid Residues and Disulfide Bonds. Journal of Proteome Research, 2008. 7: p. 1012-1026. PubMed abstract, Journal link

  10. Hauser, N., H. Han, S.A. McLuckey, and F. Basile, Electron Transfer Dissociation of Peptides Generated by Microwave D-cleavage Digestion of Proteins. J. Proteome Res., 2008. 7: p. 1867-1872. PubMed abstract

  11. Zhang, S., Y.-S. Shin, R. Mayer, and F. Basile, On-probe pyrolysis desorption electrospray ionization (DESI) mass spectrometry for the analysis of non-volatile pyrolysis products. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 2007. 80(2): p. 353-359. Journal link

  12. Zhang, S. and F. Basile, Site-Specific Pyrolysis-Induced Cleavage at Aspartic Acid Residue in Peptides and Proteins. J. Proteome Res., 2007. 6(5): p. 1700-1704. PubMed abstract

  13. Shin, Y.-S., B. Drolet, R. Mayer, K. Dolence, and F. Basile, Desorption Electrospray Ionization-Mass Spectrometry of Proteins. Analytical Chemistry, 2007. 79(9): p. 3514-3518. PubMed abstract, Journal link

  14. Meetani, M.A., Y.-S. Shin, S. Zhang, R. Mayer, and F. Basile, Desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry of intact bacteria. Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 2007. 42(9): p. 1186-1193. PubMed abstract, Journal link

  15. Basile, F., G.E. Kassalainen, and S.K.R. Williams, Interface for Direct and Continuous Sample-Matrix Deposition onto a MALDI Probe for Polymer Analysis by Thermal Field Flow Fractionation and Off-Line MALDI-MS. Analytical Chemistry, 2005. 77(9): p. 3008-3012. PubMed abstract, Journal link

  16. Havey, C.D., F. Basile, C. Mowry, and K.J. Voorhees, Evaluation of a micro-fabricated pyrolyzer for the detection of Bacillus anthracis spores. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 2004. 72(1): p. 55-61. Journal link

  17. Fung, K.Y.C., S. Askovic, F. Basile, and M.W. Duncan, A simple and inexpensive approach to interfacing high-performance liquid chromatography and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight-mass spectrometry. Proteomics, 2004. 4(10): p. 3121-3127. PubMed abstract

  18. Basile, F., I. Ferrer, E.T. Furlong, and K.J. Voorhees, Simultaneous multiple substrate tag detection with ESI-ion trap MS for in vivo bacterial enzyme activity profiling. Analytical Chemistry, 2002. 74(16): p. 4290-4293. PubMed abstract

  19. Madonna, A.J., F. Basile, E. Furlong, and K.J. Voorhees, Detection of bacteria from biological mixtures using immunomagnetic separation combined with matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 2001. 15(13): p. 1068-1074.

  20. Madonna, A.J., F. Basile, I. Ferrer, M.A. Meetani, J.C. Rees, and K.J. Voorhees, On-probe sample pretreatment for the detection of proteins above 15 KDa from whole cell bacteria by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 2000. 14(23): p. 2220-2229. Journal link

  21. Basile, F., M.B. Beverly, and K.J. Voorhees, Pathogenic bacteria: their detection and differentiation by rapid lipid profiling with pyrolysis mass spectrometry. TrAC, Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 1998. 17(2): p. 95-109. Journal link

  22. Basile, F., M.B. Beverly, C. Abbas-Hawks, C.D. Mowry, K.J. Voorhees, and T.L. Hadfield, Direct Mass Spectrometric Analysis of in Situ Thermally Hydrolyzed and Methylated Lipids from Whole Bacterial Cells. Analytical Chemistry, 1998. 70(8): p. 1555-1562. Journal link

  23. Beverly, M.B., F. Basile, K.J. Voorhees, and T.L. Hadfield, A rapid approach for the detection of dipicolinic acid in bacterial spores using pyrolysis/mass spectrometry. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom., 1996. 10(4): p. 455-58.

  24. Basile, F., K.J. Voorhees, and T.L. Hadfield, Microorganism gram-type differentiation based on pyrolysis-mass spectrometry of bacterial fatty acid methyl ester extracts. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 1995. 61(4): p. 1534-9. Journal link

Book Chapters:

Basile F., Mignon R., "Methods and instrumentation in mass spectrometry for the differentiation of closely related microorganisms" in Applications of Mass Spectrometry in Microbiology, edited by Plamen Demirev and Todd Sandrin, Springer (2015) in press.

 Basile F., "Rapid Sample Preparation for Microorganism Analysis by Mass Spectrometry"  in Rapid Characterization of Microorganisms by Mass Spectrometry, ed.; Fenselau, C.; Demirev, P., Ed. American Chemical Society: 2011; pp 5-34.

Poster Presentations:

"Evaluation of MALDI Intra Spot and Inter Sample Reproducibility in Bacteria Profiling with MALDI-MS"
Franco Basile; Gwendoline Toh-Boyo; Shaun Wulff, ASMS 2012, Vancouver, Canada

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