|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||De Marchi, T, Kuhn, E, Carr, SA, Umar, A|
|Journal||Methods Mol Biol|
|Keywords||Mass Spectrometry, Peptides, Proteomics|
Targeted quantitative mass spectrometry of immunoaffinity-enriched peptides, termed immuno-multiple reaction monitoring (iMRM), is a powerful method for determining the relative abundance of proteins in complex mixtures, like plasma or whole tissue. This technique combines 1,000-fold enrichment potential of antibodies for target peptides with the selectivity of multiple reaction monitoring mass spectrometry (MRM-MS). Using heavy isotope-labeled peptide counterparts as internal standards ensures high levels of precision. Further, LC-MRM-MS selectivity allows for multiplexing; antibodies recognizing different peptides can be added directly to a single mixture without subjecting to interferences common to other multiple antibody protein assays. Integrated extracted ion chromatograms (XIC) of product ions from endogenous unlabeled "light" peptide and stable isotope-labeled internal standard "heavy" peptides are used to generate a light/heavy peak area ratio. This ratio is proportional to the amount of peptide in the digestion mixture and can be used to estimate the concentration of protein in the sample.
|Alternate Journal||Methods Mol. Biol.|