Evaluation of Front-End Higher Energy Collision-Induced Dissociation on a Benchtop Dual-Pressure Linear Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer for Shotgun Proteomics

Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA.
Analytical Chemistry (Impact Factor: 5.64). 12/2011; 84(3):1533-9. DOI: 10.1021/ac203210a
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We report the implementation of front-end higher energy collision-induced dissociation (fHCD) on a benchtop dual-pressure linear ion trap. Software and hardware modifications were employed, described in detail vide-infra, to allow isolated ions to undergo collisions with ambient gas molecules in an intermediate multipole (q00) of the instrument. Results comparing the performance of fHCD and resonance excitation collision-induced dissociation (RE-CID) in terms of injection time, total number of scans, efficiency, mass measurement accuracy (MMA), unique peptide identifications, and spectral quality of labile modified peptides are presented. fHCD is approximately 23% as efficient as RE-CID, and depending on the search algorithm, it identifies 6.6% more or 15% less peptides (q < 0.01) from a soluble whole-cell lysate ( Caenorhabditis elegans ) than RE-CID using Mascot or Sequest search algorithms, respectively. fHCD offers a clear advantage for the analysis of phosphorylated and glycosylated (O-GlcNAc) peptides as the average cross-correlation score (XCorr) for spectra using fHCD was statistically greater (p < 0.05) than for spectra collected using RE-CID.

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