To discriminate between stable and dynamic protein-protein interactions, we propose a strategy in which cells with and without tagged bait are differentially labeled with stable isotope and combined prior to complex purification. Mass-spectrometric analysis of the purified complexes identifies stable and dynamic components as those derived exclusively from the tagged cells and those from both cells, respectively. We successfully applied this strategy to analyze two yeast protein complexes, eIF2B-eIF2 and cyclin-Cdc28.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology