Identification and quantification of newly synthesized proteins translationally regulated by YB-1 using a novel Click-SILAC approach

Syam Prakash Somasekharan, Nikolay Stoynov, Barak Rotblat, Gabriel Leprivier, Jason D. Galpin, Christopher A. Ahern, Leonard J. Foster, Poul H.B. Sorensen

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Abstract

Messenger RNA-binding translational regulatory proteins determine in large part the spectrum of transcripts that are translated under specific cellular contexts. Y-box binding protein-1 (YB-1) is a conserved eukaryotic translational regulator that is implicated in cancer progression. To identify specific proteins that are translationally regulated by YB-1, we established a pulse-labelling approach combining Click chemistry and stable isotope labelling by amino acids in cell culture (SILAC). The proteome of TC32 human Ewing sarcoma cells, which robustly express YB-1, was compared with or without YB-1 siRNA knockdown. Cells labelled with light or heavy isotopologs of Arg and Lys were then cotranslationally pulsed with the methionine derivative, azidohomoalanine (AHA). Cells were lysed and newly synthesized proteins were selectively derivatized via a Click (3. +. 2 cycloaddition) reaction to add an alkyne biotin tag. They were then affinity purified and subjected to liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. This combined Click-SILAC approach enabled us to catalog and quantify newly synthesized proteins regulated by YB-1 after only 45. min of labelling. Bioinformatic analysis revealed that YB-1 regulated proteins are involved in diverse biological pathways. We anticipate that this Click-SILAC strategy will be useful for studying short-term protein synthesis in different cell culture systems and under diverse biological contexts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e1-e10
JournalJournal of Proteomics
Volume77
DOIs
StatePublished - 25 Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Click chemistry
  • Click-SILAC
  • Newly synthesized proteins
  • SILAC
  • Translation
  • YB-1

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