Chih-Wei Liu and Qibin Zhang (2017). Isobaric Labeling-Based LC-MS/MS Strategy for Comprehensive Profiling of Human Pancreatic Tissue Proteome. Methods in Molecular Biology.
Center for Translational Biomedical Research University of North Carolina at Greensboro Kannapolis USA
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro USA
The pancreas is an organ with both endocrine and exocrine functions, and various pathologies, such as pancreatic cancer and diabetes are associated with this organ. Owing to the limited pancreatic biopsy samples available for research, it is critical to make the best use of cadaveric pancreatic tissue for biomarker studies and mechanistic understanding of pancreas-related pathologies. Discovery-phase quantitative proteomics has attracted a lot of attention for its capabilities in large-scale protein identification and accurate protein quantification. Here, we describe a workflow using isobaric labeling (tandem mass tag or TMT) based quantitative proteomics to confidently identify and quantify human pancreatic tissue proteome, including sample preparation, isobaric tag labeling, peptide level fractionation, LC-MS/MS, database search, and statistical analysis.