CAMPERI Silvia Andrea
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Stability Evaluation of Immobilized Peptides towards Proteases by Mass Spectrometry
S. L. GIUDICESSI; M. L. SALUM; M. C. MARTÍNEZ CERON; O. CASCONE; R. ERRA BALSELLS; S. A. CAMPERI
Simposio; American Peptide Symposium.; 2015
American Peptide Society
Short peptides are widely used as ligands in affinity chromatography purification of proteins. However, proteases present in the crude sample may degrade immobilized peptides, shortening the chromatographic matrix useful life. Then, peptide ligand stability must be evaluated before its use in a purification process. Commonly, enzymatic stability is evaluated with soluble peptides, which differs from the immobilized peptide behavior. Further, the study of the peptide degradation products requires purification steps before analysis. In this work we developed a method to evaluate immobilized peptide stability using MALDI-MS or ESI-MS. ChemMatrix was used as immobilized support due to its chemical stability. This PEG-based matrix allowed peptide synthesis in organic solvents and stability peptide evaluation in aqueous solvents. 4-hydroxymethylbenzoic acid was used as linker. The model peptide FKFRYTAHSGASG was synthesized using the Fmoc strategy. Peptide-beads were then incubated with solution containing proteases. After washing, the beads peptides were detached with ammonia vapor and analyzed by MS and MS/MS. Both ESI-MS and MALDI-MS allowed the detection of the whole peptide as well as their C-terminal enzymatic degradation products. Although E--cyano-4-hydroxycinnamic acid matrix clusters interfered in MALDI-MS analysis of low molecular weight products, Z-sinapinic acid matrix allowed their analysis.