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Simply extending the EThcD MS/MS range increases the confidence in N-glycopeptide identification

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Tomislav Čaval, Jing Zhu and Albert J.R. Heck .
Anal. Chem.2019
Glycopeptide-centric mass spectrometry has become a popular approach for studying protein glycosylation. However, current approaches still utilize fragmentation schemes and ranges originally optimized and intended for the analysis of typically much smaller unmodified tryptic peptides. Here we show that by merely increasing the MS/MS m/z range from 2000 to 4000 during EThcD fragmentation a wealth of highly informative c and z ion fragment ions are additionally detected facilitating improved identification of glycopeptides. We demonstrate the benefit of this extended mass range on various classes of glycopeptides containing phosphorylated, fucosylated, and/or sialylated N-glycans. We conclude that the current software solutions for glycopeptide identification also require further improvements to realize the full potential of extended mass range glycoproteomics. To stimulate further developments, we provide datasets containing all classes of glycopeptides; high mannose, hybrid, and complex, measured with standard (2000) and extended (4000) m/z range that can be used as test cases for future development of software solutions enhancing automated glycopeptide analysis.
Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics, Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research and Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Utrecht, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands Netherlands Proteomics Center, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands
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