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Overath T, Kuckelkorn U, Henklein P, Strehl B, Bonar D, Kloss A, Siele D, Kloetzel PM, Janek K. Mapping of O-GlcNAc sites of 20 S proteasome subunits and Hsp90 by a novel biotin-cystamine tag. Molecular & cellular proteomics : MCP 2012 11(8) 22556278
The post-translational modification of proteins with O-GlcNAc is involved in various cellular processes including signal transduction, transcription, translation, and nuclear transport. This transient protein modification enables cells or tissues to adapt to nutrient conditions or stress. O-Glycosylation of the 26 S proteasome ATPase subunit Rpt2 is known to influence the stability of proteins by reducing their proteasome-dependent degradation. In contrast, knowledge of the sites of O-GlcNAcylation on the subunits of the catalytic core of the 26 S proteasome, the 20 S proteasome, and the impact on proteasome activity is very limited. This is predominantly because O-GlcNAc modifications are often substoichiometric and because 20 S proteasomes represent a complex protein mixture of different subtypes. Therefore, identification of O-GlcNAcylation sites on proteasome subunits essentially requires effective enrichment strategies. Here we describe an adapted β-elimination-based derivatization method of O-GlcNAc peptides using a novel biotin-cystamine tag. The specificity of the reaction was increased by differential isotopic labeling with either "light" biotin-cystamine or deuterated "heavy" biotin-cystamine. The enriched peptides were analyzed by LC-MALDI-TOF/TOF-MS and relatively quantified. The method was optimized using bovine α-crystallin and then applied to murine 20 S proteasomes isolated from spleen and brain and murine Hsp90 isolated from liver. Using this approach, we identified five novel and one known O-GlcNAc sites within the murine 20 S proteasome core complex that are located on five different subunits and in addition two novel O-GlcNAc sites on murine Hsp90β, of which one corresponds to a previously described phosphorylation site.
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