Peptide-Centric Proteome Analysis: An Alternative Strategy for the Analysis of Tandem Mass Spectrometry Data.

Ting YS, Egertson JD, Payne SH, Kim S, MacLean B, Käll L, Aebersold R, Smith RD, Noble WS, MacCoss MJ

Mol. Cell Proteomics 14 (9) 2301-2307 [2015-09-00; online 2015-07-27]

In mass spectrometry-based bottom-up proteomics, data-independent acquisition is an emerging technique because of its comprehensive and unbiased sampling of precursor ions. However, current data-independent acquisition methods use wide precursor isolation windows, resulting in cofragmentation and complex mixture spectra. Thus, conventional database searching tools that identify peptides by interpreting individual tandem MS spectra are inherently limited in analyzing data-independent acquisition data. Here we discuss an alternative approach, peptide-centric analysis, which tests directly for the presence and absence of query peptides. We discuss how peptide-centric analysis resolves some limitations of traditional spectrum-centric analysis, and we outline the unique characteristics of peptide-centric analysis in general.

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PubMed 26217018

DOI 10.1074/mcp.O114.047035

Crossref 10.1074/mcp.O114.047035

pii: O114.047035
pmc: PMC4563716

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