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Directed sample interrogation utilizing an accurate mass exclusion-based data-dependent acquisition strategy (AMEx).

Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsRudomin, EL, Carr SA, and Jaffe JD
AbstractThe ability to perform thorough sampling is of critical importance when using mass spectrometry to characterize complex proteomic mixtures. A common approach is to reinterrogate a sample multiple times by LC-MS/MS. However, the conventional data-dependent acquisition methods that are typically used in proteomics studies will often redundantly sample high-intensity precursor ions while failing to sample low-intensity precursors entirely. We describe a method wherein the masses of successfully identified peptides are used to generate an accurate mass exclusion list such that those precursors are not selected for sequencing during subsequent analyses. We performed multiple concatenated analytical runs to sample a complex cell lysate, using either accurate mass exclusion-based data-dependent acquisition (AMEx) or standard data-dependent acquisition, and found that utilization of AMEx on an ESI-Orbitrap instrument significantly increases the total number of validated peptide identifications relative to a standard DDA approach. The additional identified peptides represent precursor ions that exhibit low signal intensity in the sample. Increasing the total number of peptide identifications augmented the number of proteins identified, as well as improved the sequence coverage of those proteins. Together, these data indicate that using AMEx is an effective strategy to improve the characterization of complex proteomic mixtures.
Year of Publication2009
JournalJournal of proteome research
Volume8
Issue6
Pages3154-60
Date Published (YYYY/MM/DD)2009/06/01
ISSN Number1535-3893
DOI10.1021/pr801017a
PubMedhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19344186?dopt=Abstract