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Titolo: CHASE, a charge-assisted sequencing algorithm for automated homology-based protein identifications with matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight post-source decay fragmentation data.

Anno di pubblicazione: 2005

Autori: Raucci G, Gabrielli M, Novelli S, Picariello G, Collins SH.

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Abstract: We describe CHASE, a novel algorithm for automated de novo sequencing based on the mass spectrometric (MS) fragmentation analysis of tryptic peptides. This algorithm is used for protein identification from sequence similarity criteria and consists of four steps: (1) derivatization of tryptic peptides at the N-terminus with a negatively charged reagent; (2) post-source decay (PSD) fragmentation analysis of peptides; (3) interpretation of the mass peaks with the CHASE algorithm and reconstruction of the amino acid sequence; (4) transfer of these data to software for protein identifications based on sequence homology (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool, BLAST). This procedure deduced the correct amino acid sequence of tryptic peptide samples and also was able to deduce the correct sequence from difficult mass patterns and identify the amino acid sequence. This allows complete automation of the process starting from MS fragmentation of complex peptide mixtures at low concentration (e.g. from silver-stained gel bands) to identification of the protein. We also show that if PSD data are collected in a single spectrum (instead of the segmented mode offered by conventional matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) instrumentation), the complete workflow from MS-PSD data acquisition to similarity-based identification can be completely automated. This strategy may be applied to proteomic studies for protein identification based on automated de novo sequencing instead of MS or tandem MS patterns. We describe the Charge Assisted Sequencing Engine (CHASE) algorithm, the working protocol, the performance of the algorithm on spectra from MALDI-TOFMS and the data comparison between a TOF and a TOF-TOF instrument. Copyright 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Journal of mass spectrometry Wiley,
Paese di pubblicazione: Regno Unito
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 1076-5174

Numero volume: 40(4)

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