Use of Sulfonates as Desorption Agents for Phosphopeptide Elution from an Anion-exchange Material


ANALYTICAL LETTERS, vol.51, no.5, pp.760-772, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00032719.2017.1355376
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.760-772
  • Keywords: Anion-exchange material, desorption agents, matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry, phosphopeptide enrichment, sulfonates, ION AFFINITY-CHROMATOGRAPHY, MALDI-MS APPLICATIONS, MASS-SPECTROMETRY, METAL-OXIDE, PHOSPHOPROTEOME ANALYSIS, PHOSPHORYLATED PEPTIDES, ANALYTICAL STRATEGIES, ENRICHMENT, INDICATORS, PROTEOMICS
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


In general, phosphopeptides are specifically adsorbed to the surface of the material at the initial step of phosphopeptide enrichment methods. Thus, nonphosphopeptides can be removed from the media by following the appropriate washing steps. After sufficient washing, the phosphopeptides are eluted from the surface of the material completely for further analysis. Performing the elution of phosphopeptides fully in the enrichment step is very important in terms of determining the whole phosphoproteome profile of a sample by subsequent mass spectrometric analysis. Materials containing anion exchanger groups such as amines on the surface can be used as a selective stationary phase in phosphopeptide enrichment methods. Positively charged groups on the surface of this type of material interact with the phosphate groups of phosphopeptides through electrostatic interactions. Such interactions can be basically manipulated by changing the pH of the medium or replacing the salts present in the solution. Phosphopeptides attached to the surface of anion-exchange materials may be displaced with the addition of highly acidic compounds such as sulfonates to the enrichment medium. Here, we used various sulfonates as desorption agents for the elution of retained phosphopeptides from the surface of an anion-exchange material. We found that differences in the chemical structures and properties of the sulfonates remarkably affected phosphopeptide retrieval from the anion-exchange material.