Oral Presentation HUPO 2019 - 18th Human Proteome Organization World Congress

Rapid and site-specific deep phosphoproteome profiling by data-independent acquisition (DIA) without the need for spectral libraries (#15)

Dorte B. Bekker-Jensen 1 , Oliver M. Bernhardt 2 , Alexander Hogrebe 1 , Ana Martinez del Val 1 , Lynn Verbeke 2 , Tejas Gandhi 2 , Christian D. Kelstrup 1 , Lukas Reiter 2 , Jesper Olsen 1
  1. University of Copenhagen, NNF CPR, Copenhagen N, DANMARK, Denmark
  2. Biognosys, Schlieren, Switzerland

Quantitative phosphoproteomics has in recent years revolutionized understanding of cell signaling, but it remains a challenge to scale the technology for high-throughput analyses. Here we present a rapid and reproducible phosphoproteomics approach to systematically analyze hundreds of samples by fast liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry using data independent acquisition (DIA). To overcome the inherent issue of positional phosphopeptide isomers in DIA-based phosphoproteomics, we developed and employed an accurate site localization scoring algorithm, which is incorporated into the Spectronaut software tool. Using a library of synthetic phosphopeptides spiked-in to a yeast phosphoproteome in different ratios we show that it is on par with the top site localization score for data-dependent acquisition (DDA) based phosphoproteomics. Single-shot DIA-based phosphoproteomics achieved an order of magnitude broader dynamic range, higher reproducibility of identification and improved sensitivity and accuracy of quantification compared to state-of-the-art DDA-based phosphoproteomics. Importantly, direct DIA without the need of spectral libraries performed almost on par with analyses using specific project-specific libraries. Moreover, we implemented and benchmarked an algorithm for globally determining phosphorylation site stoichiometry in DIA. Finally, we demonstrate the scalability of the DIA approach by systematically analyzing the effects of thirty different kinase inhibitors in context of epidermal growth factor (EGF) signaling showing that a large proportion of EGF-dependent phospho-regulation is mediated by a specific set of protein kinases.