Analysis of recombinant Schistosoma mansoni antigen rSmp28 by on-line liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry combined with sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis

K. Klarskov, D. Roecklin, B. Bouchon, J. Sabatie, A. Van Dorsselaer, Rainer Bischoff

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Abstract

A recombinant Schistosoma mansoni antigen produced in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and purified by glutathione-Sepharose affinity chromatography was analyzed by tryptic peptide mapping using on-line reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography pneumatically assisted electrospray mass spectrometry confirming the complete primary structure. Partial covalent modification of the single cysteine in the protein with glutathione as well as partial dimerization of the Cys-containing tryptic peptide was observed. Combining sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis under reducing conditions and tryptic digestion of the monomeric protein in the gel slice revealed that dimerization was occurring during enzymatic digestion. Furthermore, part of the Cys-containing fragment was covalently modified with one moiety of beta-mercaptoethanol by the electrophoresis sample buffer and five of the seven methionine-containing peptide fragments were partially oxidized to the respective sulfoxides. The use of capillary columns provided a complete peptide map of rSmp28 on 7 pmol of tryptic digest after sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)127 - 134
JournalAnalytical Biochemistry
Volume216
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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