Agarose based immobilized metal affinity chromatography (IMAC) columns loaded with copper (II) were evaluated for the selection of histidine-containing peptides in comparative proteomics. Recovery, binding specificity, and reproducibility were investigated with model proteins. Cu(II)-IMAC was found to be highly selective for histidine containing peptides; moreover, a low degree of nonspecific selection was observed. Acylation of the amino-terminus of peptides with either succinic anhydride, N-acetoxysuccinamide, or [3-(2,5)-dioxopyrrolidin-1-yloxycarbonyl)-propyl]-trimethylammonium (quaternary amine) reduced the number of histidine-containing peptides bound by the Cu(II)-IMAC columns. This provides an additional possibility for sample simplification in proteomic applications. The number of acylated peptides selected decreased in the order of quaternary amine > N-acetoxysuccinamide > succinic anhydride derivatization. Although the selection of N-terminally derivatized peptides is biased toward peptides that contain more than one histidine, it is not yet possible to predict selectivity.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Proteome Research|
|State||Published - May 1 2003|
- Comparative proteomics
- Peptide acylation
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