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Evaluation of Database Search Programs for Accurate Detection of Neuropeptides in Tandem Mass Spectrometry Experiments
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences. (medicinsk masspektrometri)
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2012 (English)In: Journal of Proteome Research, ISSN 1535-3893, E-ISSN 1535-3907, Vol. 11, no 12, 6044-6055 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Neuropeptide identification in mass spectrometry experiments using database search programs developed for proteins is challenging. Unlike proteins, the detection of the complete sequence using a single spectrum is required to identify neuropeptides or prohormone peptides. This study compared the performance of three open-source programs used to identify proteins, OMSSA, X!Tandem and Crux, to identify prohormone peptides. From a target database of 7850 prohormone peptides, 23550 query spectra were simulated across different scenarios. Crux was the only program that correctly matched all peptides regardless of p-value and at p-value < 1 X 10(-2), 33%, 64%, and >75%, of the 5, 6, and >= 7 amino acid-peptides were detected. Crux also had the best performance in the identification of peptides from chimera spectra and in a variety of missing ion scenarios. OMSSA, X!Tandem and Crux correctly detected 98.9% (99.9%), 93.9% (97.4%) and 88.7% (98.3%) of the peptides at E- or p-value < 1 X 10(-6) (< 1 X 10(-2)), respectively. OMSSA and X! Tandem outperformed the other programs in significance level and computational speed, respectively. A consensus approach is not recommended because some prohormone peptides were only identified by one program.

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2012. Vol. 11, no 12, 6044-6055 p.
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peptidomics, database search program, prohormones, Crux, X!Tandem, OMSSA
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-191043DOI: 10.1021/pr3007123ISI: 000311925900042OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-191043DiVA: diva2:585253
Available from: 2013-01-09 Created: 2013-01-09 Last updated: 2013-01-09Bibliographically approved

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