UNIT 19.22 Capture and Qualitative Analysis of the Activated Fc Receptor Complex from Live Cells
Published Online: 1 FEB 2012
Copyright © 2012 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Protein Science
How to Cite
Florentinus, A. K., Bowden, P., Barbisan, V. and Marshall, J. 2012. Capture and Qualitative Analysis of the Activated Fc Receptor Complex from Live Cells. Current Protocols in Protein Science. 67:19.22.1–19.22.23.
- Published Online: 1 FEB 2012
- Published Print: FEB 2012
This unit describes the isolation of activated Fc receptor complexes from RAW 264.7 macrophages using live-cell affinity receptor chromatography (LARC). The Fc receptor complex is activated and captured by IgG-coated microbeads on the surface of live macrophages. After the cells are disrupted, the receptor complexes are isolated by washing and sucrose gradient ultracentrifugation. Soluble proteins associated with the receptor complex are then eluted from the beads using a stepwise series of salt buffers and aqueous acetonitrile. The eluted proteins and the residual insoluble proteins on the beads can then be digested with trypsin and subjected to liquid chromatography, electrospray ionization, and tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS/MS). Controls include IgG-coated beads incubated with crude cell lysates or growth medium and beads coated with oxidized LDL or bovine serum albumin. Using this method, proteins present in IgG-FcR complexes can be distinguished from those in control scavenger receptor complexes (oxLDL or BSA). Thus, LARC is capable of detecting specific members of IgG receptor supramolecular complexes.
Keywords: receptor complex; live cells; cognate ligand; ligand coated microbeads; live-cell affinity receptor chromatography; LC-ESI-MS/MS; SQL