Mesoporous TiO2-Based Experimental Layout for On-Target Enrichment and Separation of Multi- and Monophosphorylated Peptides Prior to Analysis with Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption-Ionization Mass Spectrometry
2011 (English)In: Analytical Chemistry, ISSN 0003-2700, E-ISSN 1520-6882, Vol. 83, no 3, 761-766 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A simple method for on-target enrichment and subsequent separation and analysis of phosphorylated peptides is presented. The tryptic digest of a phosphorylated protein, in this case beta-casein, is loaded onto a spot on a thin stripe made of mesoporous TiO2 sintered onto a conductive glass surface. After washing with a salicylic buffer in order to remove the nonphosphorylated peptides, the stripe is placed in an elution chamber containing a phosphate solution. In a way analogous to thin layer chromatography (TLC), the phosphate solution acts as an eluent, clearly separating multi- and monophosphorylated peptides. By performing matrix-assisted laser desorption-ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) along the stripe, the detection of all phosphorylated peptides present in the digest is facilitated, as they are isolated from each other. The method was also tested on commercial drinking milk, achieving successful separation between multi- and monophosphorylated peptides, as well as a detection limit in the femtomole range. As the enrichment, separation, and analysis take place in the same substrate, sample handling and risk of contamination and sample loss is minimized. The results obtained suggest that the method, once optimized, may successfully provide a complete phosphoproteome.
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2011. Vol. 83, no 3, 761-766 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-148662DOI: 10.1021/ac1027879ISI: 000286689600021PubMedID: 21210638OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-148662DiVA: diva2:402648