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ProtIG is an NIH Special Interest Group (SIG) that organizes seminars and workshops in relevant areas of proteomics, including talks on separation and protein identification methods, determination of post-translational modifications, protein-protein interactions, and bioinformatics and data management. A monthly seminar series is usually held at 11am on the first Wednesday of each month (always check the Mtgs/Seminars button on this page for these and other PROTIG announced meetings). To receive email announcements of ProtIG events, join the listserv (Join the SIG button on this page)

December ProtIG Seminar
Please note the time and location
December 7th, 2017
9:30 am - 10:30am
Building 50, NIH Campus
Room 1227/1233 (Front Conference Room)
Lisa M Jones, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy<

"Extension of Hydroxyl Radical-Based Footprinting Coupled with Mass Spectrometry for In Cell and In Vivo Protein Analysis

Abstract: In recent years, protein footprinting coupled with mass spectrometry has been used to identify protein-protein interaction sites and regions of conformational change through modification of solvent accessible sites in proteins. Hydroxyl radical-based footprinting (HRBF) approaches utilize hydroxyl radicals to oxidatively modify the side chains of solvent accessible amino acids. There are several approaches to generate radicals for oxidation including synchrotron radiation and electrochemistry. One HRBF method, fast photochemical oxidation of proteins (FPOP), utilizes an excimer laser for photolysis of hydrogen peroxide to generate hydroxyl radicals. To date, HRBF methods have been used in vitro on relatively pure protein systems. We have further extended the FPOP method for in cell analysis of proteins. This will allow for study of proteins in their native cellular environment and be especially useful for the study of membrane proteins which can be difficult to purify for in vitro studies. We have designed and built a single cell flow system to enable uniform access of cells to the laser. Results demonstrate that in cell FPOP (IC-FPOP) can oxidatively modify over 1300 proteins in various cellular compartments. Further, the method successfully probes solvent accessibility similarly to in vitro FPOP. We have further extended the method for in vivo analysis using C. elegans, members of the nematode family. C. elegans are widely used as model systems for human diseases including cancer, Parkinsonís disease, and diabetes. Preliminary results indicate a number of proteins can be oxidatively modified in C. elegans byin vivo FPOP (IV-FPOP) leading to the possibility of studying protein structure in human diseases directly in animal model systems. However, further optimization of the method is required to increase the number of oxidatively modified proteins.

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