Alkaline liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization skimmer collision-induced dissociation mass spectrometry for phosphopeptide screening
Article first published online: 9 NOV 2001
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry
Volume 15, Issue 23, pages 2324–2333, 15 December 2001
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Beck, A., Deeg, M., Moeschel, K., Schmidt, E. K., Schleicher, E. D., Voelter, W., Häring, H. U., Lehmann, R. (2001), Alkaline liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization skimmer collision-induced dissociation mass spectrometry for phosphopeptide screening. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom., 15: 2324–2333. doi: 10.1002/rcm.511
- Issue published online: 9 NOV 2001
- Article first published online: 9 NOV 2001
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 OCT 2001
- Manuscript Received: 10 OCT 2001
A rapid on-line method for the identification of phosphorylated peptides in enzymatic protein digests by specific marker ion signals is described. In our study we investigated the use of alkaline conditions together with a previously described method for selective and sensitive detection of phosphopeptide ions combining high-performance capillary liquid chromatography (LC) and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS).1,, 2 Phosphorylation-specific marker ions (m/z 79, PO3−, and m/z 97, H2PO4−) were generated by skimmer collision-induced dissociation (sCID) in the negative-ion mode. The method was evaluated and validated for mono-phosphorylated synthetic peptides using different alkaline pH values and CID offsets. Alkaline conditions (pH 10.5) enhance the generation of phosphopeptide-specific fragment ions from serine- and tyrosine-phosphorylated peptides, and enable the use of m/z 79 (PO3−) and m/z 97 (H2PO4−) as phosphorylation-specific marker traces. Note that HPLC separation in trifluoroacetic acid containing solvents impairs the use of m/z 97 (C2F3O− fragment ion at m/z 97) as a phosphorylation-specific marker. The optimized method was applied for the detection of phosphorylated peptides in a tryptic β-casein digest. The expected mono- and tetra-phosphorylated peptides were detected and rapidly identified by µLC/ESI-sCID-MS and µLC/ESI-MS analysis. Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.