A method is described for the elucidation of protein-protein interactions using novel cross-linking reagents and mass spectrometry. The method incorporates (1) a modular solid-phase synthetic strategy for generating the cross-linking reagents, (2) enrichment and digestion of cross-linked proteins using microconcentrators, (3) mass spectrometric analysis of cross-linked peptides, and (4) comprehensive computational analysis of the cross-linking data. This integrated approach has been applied to the study of cross-linking between the components of the heterodimeric protein complex negative cofactor 2.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry