• Evaluating the Sulfate Radical Anion as a New Reagent for In-Cell Fast Photochemical Oxidation of Proteins

      McKenzie-Coe, Alan A; Johnson, Danté T; Peacock, Riley B; Zhang, Zhihui; Jones, Lisa M (American Chemical Society, 2021-06-25)
      Fast photochemical oxidation of proteins (FPOP) has demonstrated the ability to inform on the higher order structure of proteins. Recent technological advances have extended FPOP to live cells (IC-FPOP) using multiple cell lines and in vivo (IV-FPOP) using C. elegans. These innovations allow proteins to be studied in their native cellular environment. Hydroxyl radicals are generated via the photoloysis of hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is a signaling molecule that can induce changes to some proteins in the cell limiting the proteins that can be studied by IC-FPOP. Here, we evaluate the sulfate radical anion as a footprinting label in IC-FPOP with sodium persulfate as the precursor. Our findings show a 1.5-fold increase in the number of modified proteins compared to IC-FPOP using hydroxyl radicals at the same precursor concentration demonstrating the amenability of this radical with IC-FPOP.