Identification of derivatized peptides without radiolabels: tandem mass spectrometric localization of the tagged active-site nucleophiles of two cellulases and a beta-glucosidase.
D Tull, S Miao, SG Withers, R Aebersold
Anal Biochem | Published : 1995
A new method that uses nonradioactive active site-directed enzyme inactivators and high-performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-ESIMS/MS) to identify labeled peptides in a proteolytic digest is described. This method relies upon the fragmentation of labeled peptides in a predictable and reproducible manner in the collision cell of a tandem mass spectrometer. The exoglycanase from Cellulomonas fimi, endoglucanase C from Clostridium thermocellum, and the beta-glucosidase from Agrobacterium faecalis were labeled using 2-deoxy-2-halo-beta-glycosides, digested with pepsin, and subjected to HPLC-ESIMS/MS analysis, scanning in the neutral loss mode. ..View full abstract