Journal article

A proteome strategy for fractionating proteins and peptides using continuous free-flow electrophoresis coupled off-line to reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography

RL Moritz, H Ji, F Schutz, LM Connolly, EA Kapp, TP Speed, RJ Simpson

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2004

Abstract

Extensive prefractionation is now considered to be a necessary prerequisite for the comprehensive analysis of complex proteomes where the dynamic range of protein abundances can vary from approximately 10(6) for cells to approximately 10(10) for tissues such as blood. Here, we describe a high-resolution 2D protein separation system that uses a continuous free-flow electrophoresis (FFE) device to fractionate complex protein mixtures by solution-phase isoelectric focusing (IEF) into 96 well-defined pools, each separated by approximately 0.02-0.10 pH unit depending on the gradient created, followed by rapid (approximately 6 min per analysis) reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography..

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