Identification and Regulation of Multimeric Protein Complexes in Autophagy via SILAC-Based Mass Spectrometry Approaches.

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Summary of "Identification and Regulation of Multimeric Protein Complexes in Autophagy via SILAC-Based Mass Spectrometry Approaches."

Mass spectrometry (MS)-based identification and characterization of protein complexes is becoming a prerequisite for in-depth biochemical analyses of intracellular processes. Here, we describe two state-of-the-art MS-based approaches to characterize protein-protein interactions and multi-protein complexes involved in autophagy in mammalian cells. The combination of affinity purification (AP)-MS, which identifies binary protein-protein interactions, with size-exclusion chromatography (SEC)-protein correlation profiling (PCP), which helps monitor protein complex assemblies, is a powerful tool to acquire a full overview of the interlinkage and regulation of novel multi-protein complexes that might play a role in autophagy.


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Name: Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)
ISSN: 1940-6029
Pages: 341-357


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