Bioorthogonal Conjugation-Assisted Purification Method for Profiling Cell Surface Proteome

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1901–1909
Journal / PublicationAnalytical Chemistry
Issue number3
Online published12 Jan 2022
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2022


Surface biotinylation has been widely adapted in profiling the cellular proteome associated with the plasma membrane. However, the workflow is subject to interference from the cytoplasmic biotin-associated proteins that compete for streptavidin-binding during purification. Here we established a that utilizes the Staudinger chemoselective ligation to label and isolate surface-associated proteins while minimizing the binding of endogenous biotin-associated proteins. Label-free quantitative proteomics demonstrated that BCAP is efficient in isolating cell surface proteins with excellent reproducibility. Subsequently, we applied BCAP to compare the surface proteome of proliferating and senescent mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs). Among the results, EHD2 was identified and validated as a novel protein that is enhanced at the cell surface of senescent MEFs. We expect that BCAP will have broad applications in profiling cell surface proteomes in the future.

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