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  • Protein digestion and peptide mass fingerprint (PMF) analysis Yuanming Luo Institute of Microbiology,CAS
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  • Protein digestion In gel digestion On-membrane digestion In solution digestion
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  • Two main approaches for digesting gel-separated proteins Protein blotting onto immobilizing membranes followed by on-membrane digestion (simpson et al., 1989; Gevaert and Vandekerckhove 2000) Digesting proteins directly in the gel matrix and extracting the peptides (Ward et al., 1990)
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  • Note: The overall recoveries of peptides from in- gel digestion methods are significantly greater than that from on-membrane digestion strategies. In-gel digestion might fail when the visualized protein is below~10mg of protein/cm 2 (need a further concentration of weakly stained CBB gel spots (membrane spots) with electrophoresis in a new gel).
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  • In gel digestion 1. Excise the protein gel spots of interest and place in microfuge tube. 2. Remove excess CBB by washing twice with 1 ml of either 0.1 M NH4HCO3, 50% acetonitrile. 3. Dry each gel piece completely by speed Vac. The gel piece should not stick to the walls of the EP tube when completely dry.
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  • In gel digestion (continued) 4. Rehydrate the gel piece by adding 10ul of digestion buffer, containing 0.5ug of the appropriate protease, directly onto the dried gel piece. 5. Store the gel pieces at 4 for over 45 min until the solution has been absorbed 6. If necessary, repeat above two steps to allow the gel pieces to fully swell.
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  • In gel digestion (continued) 7. Add 20 ul of digestion buffer without protease to fully immerse the gel piece. 8. Incubate for 12-16 hours at 37 . 9. Carefully remove the digestion buffer (now called the extract), and place it into a clean microfuge tube. The digestion buffer contains > 80% of the extractable peptides 10. Add 200 ul of 5 %TFA/50% acetonitrile to the gel piece.
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  • In gel digestion (continued) 11. Incubate the tube with the gel piece for 1 hour at room temparature(37 ). 12. Carefully remove the extract away from the gel piece and combine it with previous extract from step 9. Repeat step 10,11,12 once again. Concentrate the pooled extracts by speed Vac. Store the peptide extracts at -20 for future mass spectrometric analysis.
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  • In gel digestion of silver-stained gels Most of the steps of in gel digestion for silver-stained gels are the same except for the destaining solution which was prepared by mixing 30 mM potassium ferricyanide with 100 mM sodium thiosulfate (1:1 v/v).
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  • On-membrane proteolytic digestion of electroblotted proteins Proposed membranes are nitrocellulose membranes, because the hydrophobic surface of PVDF limits the recovery of peptide fragments. Proposed dyes are Amido Black and Ponceau S, which are compatible with proteolytic digestion, peptide extraction from membrane and subsequent RP- HPLC analysis of peptides.
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  • Electroblotting of staining the protein 1. electroblot the proteins from the gel onto a nitrocellulose (for proteins that are difficult to transfer, add up to 0.005% SDS) 2. stain the membrane with either Amido Black or Ponceau S. E.g., for staining with Amido Black A. immerse the nitrocellulose membrane in 0.1% Amido Black 10B for 1-3 minutes B. Rapidly destain with several washes of H 2 O/acetic acid/ methanol.
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  • Electroblotting of staining the protein (continued) C. Rinse the destained blots thoroughly with deionized H 2 O to remove any excess acetic acid. D. cut out the stained protein band (or for 2D gel spots, up to 40 spots from identical gels may be required) and transfer these bands to 1.5-ml microfuge tubes for immediate processing (begin with step 3) or for storage at -20 .
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  • For staining with Ponceau S A. Immerse the nitrocellulose membrane in 0.1% Ponceau S for 1 minute. B. Gently agitate the blot for 1-3 min in 1% acetic acid to remove excess stain. C. Cut out the protein bands of interest and transfer them to microfuge tubes. D.Destain the protein bands by washing the membrane pieces with 200 mM NaOH for 1-2 min. E. Wash the membrane pieces with deionized H 2 O and process them immediately or store them wet at -20 (avoid excessive drying).
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  • Digestion of the membrane-bound proteins 3. Add 1.2 ml of 0.5% (w/v) PVP-40 (which is used to prevent absorption of the protease to the nitrocellulose during digestion) in 100 mM acetic acid to each tube. 4. Incubate the tube for 30 min at 37 . 5. Centrifuge the tube at ~1000g for 5 min. 6. Remove the supernatant solution and discard.
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  • 7. Add ~1ml of H2O to the tube.( It is essential to remove excess PVP-40 before peptide mapping because of the strong UV absorbance of this detergent. Moreover, breakdown products of PVP-40 produce major contaminant peaks in ESI-MS ) 8. Votex the tube for 5 seconds. 9. repeat step 5 and 6. 10. repeat steps 7-9 five more times. 11. cut the nitrocellulose strips into small pieces (~1x1mm) and place them in a fresh tube (0.5- or a 0.2-ml tube).
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  • Digestion of the membrane-bound protein (continued) 12. Add the minimal quantity of digestion buffer (10-20 l) to submerge the nitrocellulose pieces. 13. After digestion, tryptically 16 hours or overnight at 37 , load the total reaction mixture onto an appropriate RP-HPLC column for peptide fractionation (or store the peptide mixture at -20 until use).
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  • In soltion digestion
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  • Mass spectrometry involved in proteomics Matrix-associated laser desorption ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) Electrospray ionization (ESI) ion trap mass spetrometry Surface-enhanced laser desorption ionization (SELDI) time of flight mass spetrometry (ProteinChip).
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  • Linear and reflectron MALDI-TOF- MS Linear MALDI-TOF-MS (lower accuracy) Reflectron MALDI-TOF-MS: (1) higher accuracy, (2) Post-source decay (PSD), (3) delayed extraction
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  • Mass spectrometry terms Mass to charge (m/Z): Mass spectrometers measure the mass-to- charge values of molecular ions. Resolution: resolution can be defined as the ability to separate and measure the masses of ions of similar, but not identical, molecular mass. Signal to noise: Monoisotopic mass versus average mass:
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  • What is the difference between monoisotopic and average peptide mass? As shown in the table, below the atoms that make up the naturally occurring amino acids found in proteins are not isotopically pure. Natural Abundance of Isotopes Commonly Found in Proteins AtomMost Abundant IsotopeNext Most Abundant Isotope Carbon 12 C98.9% 13 C1.11% Nitrogen 14 N99.6% 15 N0.366% Oxygen 16 O99.8% 18 O0.204% Sulfur 32 S95.0% 34 S4.22%
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  • Deisotoped MALDI spectrum
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  • Interpreting of the MS n spectra of peptides (AGFI)
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  • Singly-charged peptide fragmentation
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  • Reaction products: Proton on carbonyl (case 1)
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  • Reaction products: Proton on amine (case 2)
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  • Doubly-charged peptide fragmentation
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  • Reaction products: Proton on carbonyl (case 1)
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  • Reaction products: Proton on amine (case 2)
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  • Where is the b1 ion? Why is the a2/b2 big?
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  • Peptide mass fingerprint (PMF) analysis by MALDI-TOF-MS
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  • MALDI difficulties Salts and other contaminants Selection of matrix Sample itself Crystallization Calibration (external or internal cablibration) Accuracy (ppm) Resolution Amount of protease
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  • Dissolve the peptide mixture in 0.1%TFA. Desalt by ZipTip C18 microcolumn (optional). Directly elute the peptide mixture with - cyano-4-hydroxy cinnamic acid (CHCA) in 70% acetonitrile and spot the peptide mixture on sample plate. The peptide mixtures cocrystallize with matrix on sample plate
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  • Input of instrumental method and parameter setup Calibration of spectrometer by external calibration Crude spectrum Tuning of parameters Internal calibration of PMF spectra Data processing for database search
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  • Peptide and protein standards Angiotensin II (human) MW: 1046.2 Substance P (human) MW: 1347.7 Insulin (bovine) MW: 5733.6 Cytochrom c (equine) MW: 12,360.1 RNase A (bovine) MW: 13,682.2 Apo-Myoglobin (equine) MW: 16,951.5 Trypsinogen (bovine) MW: 23,980.9
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  • Manually spot samples onto sample plate
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  • Recrystallization methods for MALDI matrices Method 1: Re-crystallization in 70% MeCN/30% water. Heat a saturated solution of the matrix in 70% MeCN/30% water until boiling. Carefully boil until solid dissolves completely. Cool to room temp, then on ice - precipitate should form. Filter precipitate.
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  • Recrystallization methods for MAL