We introduce a method for sequencing peptides by mass spectrometry using a metalloendopeptidase that cleaves proteins at the amino side of lysine (Lys-N). When analyzed by electron transfer dissociation (ETD)-based mass spectrometric sequencing, Lys-N-digested peptides that contain a single lysine residue produce spectra dominated by c-type fragment ions, providing simple ladders for sequence determination. This method should be a valuable strategy for de novo sequencing and the analysis of post-translational modifications.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - May 2008|
- Cell Line
- Mass Spectrometry
- Sequence Analysis, Protein