Protéomique: Guide pour la préparation d'échantillons et soumission pour analyse par LC-MS/MS

The following are general guidelines for sample preparation and submission prior to LC-MS/MS analysis. Customers are strongly encouraged to follow these directions in order to ensure successful analysis and detection of their proteins of interest.

For further information, please contact the CAPCA directly.

  • Quantité minimale de matériel de départ:

    Les quantités suivantes de matériel de départ servent de guide en fonction du médium de culture:

    Type d'échantillon Qte requise
    Gel 2D 400 µg.
    SDS-PAGE 40 µg.
    IP 50 fmol.
    En-solution 50 fmol.
  • Detergents et surfactants:

    Although these reagents are good for solubilizing your proteins, their presence in the sample has adverse effects on the HPLC column and electrospray signal. Reagents such as SDS, Tween, NP-40, and Triton-X are not compatible with LC-MS/MS analysis, even in very low amounts (0.01% (v/v) of the total sample volume). Their removal prior to analysis is necessary; this can be accomplished by SDS-PAGE or another chromatographic separation (e.g. SPE, HPLC).

  • Gels 1D

    Please excise your gels bands and provide them to the laboratory in an Eppendorf tube without any liquid or buffer added. It is recommended to place one excised band per tube; multiples bands per tube could reduce the efficiency of protein digestion and peptide extraction.

  • Immuno-précipitation (IP)

    If protein elution from your antibody is not possible, we recommend doing an SDS-PAGE separation to remove antibody fragments from your sample. Excess digested antibody will interfere in the detection of your protein of interest during LC-MS/MS analysis.

  • Enrichissement de phosphopeptides à grande échelle:

    The minimum amount of protein starting material is 250 µg. Please perform cell lysis and determine the protein content of your sample prior to sample submission

  • Mutations et variants

    Si votre protéine contient des mutations, veuillez nous fournir la séquence complète en acides aminés.

  • Digestion protéique:

    The enzyme we typically use for digestion is trypsin (modified, sequencing-grade); this will generate peptides cleaved at the C-terminal end of lysine and arginine. Please inquire first if a different enzyme is needed to digest your protein sample. An added cost may be included in the price if another enzyme is required for digestion.