20100015609 | Method for Determining the Ratio of Two Distinct Peptides or Polynucleic Acids - The invention relates to a method for determining the ratio of two distinct target-peptides or polynucleic acids comprising: a) obtaining a sample containing said two distinct target-peptides or polynucleic acids, b) providing a precursor-peptide or precursor-polynucleic acid, comprising the two distinct target-peptides or -polynucleic acids in a known ratio, wherein the two distinct target-peptides or -polynucleic acids are connected by a cleavage site, c) cleaving the precursor-peptide or precursor-polynucleic acid at the cleavage site to obtain a standard with the known ratio of the two distinct target-peptides or -polynucleic acids, d) detecting a signal of each distinct target-peptide or -polynucleic acid of the standard in an analyzer, comparing the signals with the known ratio and determining a correction factor, e) detecting the signal of each distinct target-peptide or -polynucleic acid of the sample in the analyzer and f) determining the ratio of the two distinct target-peptides or -polynucleic acids by means of the correction factor or by double ratio calculation (calculation of the ratio of two intensity ratiosâ€”namely of the peptide and isoform-peptide with their corresponding labelled standards) to eliminate the compound-specific correction factors. | 01-21-2010 |