Multiple Reaction Monitoring for the Quantitation of Serum Protein Glycosylation Profiles: Application to Ovarian Cancer
Protein glycosylation fingerprints are widely recognized as potential markers for disease states, and indeed differential glycosylation has been identified in multiple types of autoimmune diseases and several types of cancer. However, releasing the glycans leave the glycoproteins unknown; therefore, there exists a need for high-throughput methods that allow quantification of site- and protein-specific glycosylation patterns from complex biological mixtures. In this study, a targeted multiple reaction monitoring (MRM)-based method for the protein- and site-specific quantitation involving serum proteins immunoglobulins A, G and M, alpha-1-antitrypsin, transferrin, alpha-2-macroglobulin, haptoglobin, alpha-1-acid glycoprotein and complement C3 was developed. The method is based on tryptic digestion of serum glycoproteins, followed by immediate reverse phase UPLC-QQQ-MS analysis of glycopeptides. To quantitate protein glycosylation independent of the protein serum concentration, a nonglycosylated peptide was ...
Suzanne Miyamoto; Carol D. Stroble; Sandra Taylor; Qiuting Hong; Carlito B. Lebrilla; Gary S. Leiserowitz; Kyoungmi Kim; L. Renee Ruhaak
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