Identifying Sialylation Linkages at the Glycopeptide Level by Glycosyltransferase Labeling Assisted Mass Spectrometry (GLAMS)

He Zhu, Shuaishuai Wang, Ding Liu, Lang Ding, Congcong Chen, Yunpeng Liu, Zhigang Wu, Roni Bollag, Kebin Liu, William Max Alexander, Jun Yin, Cheng Ma, Lei Li, Peng George Wang

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Abstract

Precise assignment of sialylation linkages at the glycopeptide level is of importance in bottom-up glycoproteomics and an indispensable step to understand the function of glycoproteins in pathogen-host interactions and cancer progression. Even though some efforts have been dedicated to the discrimination of α2,3/α2,6-sialylated isomers, unambiguous identification of sialoglycopeptide isomers is still needed. Herein, we developed an innovative glycosyltransferase labeling assisted mass spectrometry (GLAMS) strategy. After specific enzymatic labeling, oxonium ions from higher-energy C-trap dissociation (HCD) fragmentation of α2,3-sailoglycopeptides then generate unique reporters to distinctly differentiate those of α2,6-sailoglycopeptide isomers. With this strategy, a total of 1236 linkage-specific sialoglycopeptides were successfully identified from 161 glycoproteins in human serum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6297-6303
Number of pages7
JournalAnalytical Chemistry
Volume92
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - May 5 2020

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  • Analytical Chemistry

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    Zhu, H., Wang, S., Liu, D., Ding, L., Chen, C., Liu, Y., Wu, Z., Bollag, R., Liu, K., Alexander, W. M., Yin, J., Ma, C., Li, L., & Wang, P. G. (2020). Identifying Sialylation Linkages at the Glycopeptide Level by Glycosyltransferase Labeling Assisted Mass Spectrometry (GLAMS). Analytical Chemistry, 92(9), 6297-6303. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.9b05068