Sunday, November 22, 2015

Identification of Direct Kinase Substrates Using Analogue-Sensitive Alleles

 2016;1355:71-84. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-3049-4_5.


Identifying the substrates of protein kinases remains a major obstacle in the elucidation of eukaryotic signaling pathways. Promiscuity among kinases and their substrates coupled with the extraordinary plasticity of phosphorylation networks renders traditional genetic approaches or small-molecule inhibitors problematic when trying to determine the direct substrates of an individual kinase. Here we describe methods to label, enrich, and identify the direct substrates of analogue-sensitive kinases by exploiting their steric complementarity to artificial ATP analogues. Using calcium-dependent protein kinases of Toxoplasma gondii as a model for these approaches, this protocol brings together numerous advances that enable labeling of kinase targets in semi-permeabilized cells, quantification of direct labeling over background, and highly specific enrichment of targeted phosphopeptides. 


AS kinase; IMAC; LC MS/MS; Quantitative analysis; SILAC; Toxoplasmosis
[PubMed - in process]

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