||77 (Research article)
||Khakzad, Hamed; Vermeul, Swen; Malmström, Lars
||Quaternary Structure Modeling Through Chemical Cross-Linking Mass Spectrometry: Extending TX-MS Jupyter Reports.
||J Vis Exp (2021) -1
||0 citations (journal impact: 1.4)
||Protein-protein interactions can be challenging to study yet provide insights into how biological systems function. Targeted cross-linking mass spectrometry TX-MS a method combining quaternary protein structure modeling and chemical cross-linking mass spectrometry creates high-accuracy structure models using data obtained from complex unfractionated samples. This removes one of the major obstacles to protein complex structure analysis because the proteins of interest no longer need to be purified in large quantities. Cheetah-MS web server was developed to make the simplified version of the protocol more accessible to the community. Considering the tandem MSMS data Cheetah-MS generates a Jupyter Notebook a graphical report summarizing the most important analysis results. Extending the Jupyter Notebook can yield more in-depth insights and better understand the model and the mass spectrometry data supporting it. The technical protocol presented here demonstrates some of the most common extensions and explains what information can be obtained. It contains blocks to help analyze tandem MSMS acquisition data and the overall impact of the detected XLs on the reported quaternary models. The result of such analyses can be applied to structural models that are embedded in the notebook using NGLView.