Rapid mass spectrometric analysis of 15N-Leu incorporation fidelity during preparation of specifically labeled NMR samples

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Rapid mass spectrometric analysis of 15N-Leu incorporation fidelity during preparation of specifically labeled NMR samples. / Truhlar, Stephanie M E; Cervantes, Carla F; Torpey, Justin W; Kjærgaard, Magnus; Komives, Elizabeth A.

I: Protein Science, Bind 17, Nr. 9, 09.2008, s. 1636-9.

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Truhlar, Stephanie M E ; Cervantes, Carla F ; Torpey, Justin W ; Kjærgaard, Magnus ; Komives, Elizabeth A. / Rapid mass spectrometric analysis of 15N-Leu incorporation fidelity during preparation of specifically labeled NMR samples. I: Protein Science. 2008 ; Bind 17, Nr. 9. s. 1636-9.

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title = "Rapid mass spectrometric analysis of 15N-Leu incorporation fidelity during preparation of specifically labeled NMR samples",
abstract = "Advances in NMR spectroscopy have enabled the study of larger proteins that typically have significant overlap in their spectra. Specific (15)N-amino acid incorporation is a powerful tool for reducing spectral overlap and attaining reliable sequential assignments. However, scrambling of the label during protein expression is a common problem. We describe a rapid method to evaluate the fidelity of specific (15)N-amino acid incorporation. The selectively labeled protein is proteolyzed, and the resulting peptides are analyzed using MALDI mass spectrometry. The (15)N incorporation is determined by analyzing the isotopic abundance of the peptides in the mass spectra using the program DEX. This analysis determined that expression with a 10-fold excess of unlabeled amino acids relative to the (15)N-amino acid prevents the scrambling of the (15)N label that is observed when equimolar amounts are used. MALDI TOF-TOF MS/MS data provide additional information that shows where the {"}extra{"} (15)N labels are incorporated, which can be useful in confirming ambiguous assignments. The described procedure provides a rapid technique to monitor the fidelity of selective labeling that does not require a lot of protein. These advantages make it an ideal way of determining optimal expression conditions for selectively labeled NMR samples.",
keywords = "Amino Acid Sequence, Ankyrin Repeat, Electron Probe Microanalysis, Hydrolysis, I-kappa B Kinase, Isotope Labeling, Leucine, Molecular Sequence Data, Mutation, Nitrogen Isotopes, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Biomolecular, Peptides, Protein Structure, Tertiary, Spectrometry, Mass, Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption-Ionization, Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Time Factors",
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T1 - Rapid mass spectrometric analysis of 15N-Leu incorporation fidelity during preparation of specifically labeled NMR samples

AU - Truhlar, Stephanie M E

AU - Cervantes, Carla F

AU - Torpey, Justin W

AU - Kjærgaard, Magnus

AU - Komives, Elizabeth A

PY - 2008/9

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N2 - Advances in NMR spectroscopy have enabled the study of larger proteins that typically have significant overlap in their spectra. Specific (15)N-amino acid incorporation is a powerful tool for reducing spectral overlap and attaining reliable sequential assignments. However, scrambling of the label during protein expression is a common problem. We describe a rapid method to evaluate the fidelity of specific (15)N-amino acid incorporation. The selectively labeled protein is proteolyzed, and the resulting peptides are analyzed using MALDI mass spectrometry. The (15)N incorporation is determined by analyzing the isotopic abundance of the peptides in the mass spectra using the program DEX. This analysis determined that expression with a 10-fold excess of unlabeled amino acids relative to the (15)N-amino acid prevents the scrambling of the (15)N label that is observed when equimolar amounts are used. MALDI TOF-TOF MS/MS data provide additional information that shows where the "extra" (15)N labels are incorporated, which can be useful in confirming ambiguous assignments. The described procedure provides a rapid technique to monitor the fidelity of selective labeling that does not require a lot of protein. These advantages make it an ideal way of determining optimal expression conditions for selectively labeled NMR samples.

AB - Advances in NMR spectroscopy have enabled the study of larger proteins that typically have significant overlap in their spectra. Specific (15)N-amino acid incorporation is a powerful tool for reducing spectral overlap and attaining reliable sequential assignments. However, scrambling of the label during protein expression is a common problem. We describe a rapid method to evaluate the fidelity of specific (15)N-amino acid incorporation. The selectively labeled protein is proteolyzed, and the resulting peptides are analyzed using MALDI mass spectrometry. The (15)N incorporation is determined by analyzing the isotopic abundance of the peptides in the mass spectra using the program DEX. This analysis determined that expression with a 10-fold excess of unlabeled amino acids relative to the (15)N-amino acid prevents the scrambling of the (15)N label that is observed when equimolar amounts are used. MALDI TOF-TOF MS/MS data provide additional information that shows where the "extra" (15)N labels are incorporated, which can be useful in confirming ambiguous assignments. The described procedure provides a rapid technique to monitor the fidelity of selective labeling that does not require a lot of protein. These advantages make it an ideal way of determining optimal expression conditions for selectively labeled NMR samples.

KW - Amino Acid Sequence

KW - Ankyrin Repeat

KW - Electron Probe Microanalysis

KW - Hydrolysis

KW - I-kappa B Kinase

KW - Isotope Labeling

KW - Leucine

KW - Molecular Sequence Data

KW - Mutation

KW - Nitrogen Isotopes

KW - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Biomolecular

KW - Peptides

KW - Protein Structure, Tertiary

KW - Spectrometry, Mass, Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption-Ionization

KW - Tandem Mass Spectrometry

KW - Time Factors

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SP - 1636

EP - 1639

JO - Protein Science

JF - Protein Science

SN - 0961-8368

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