Biomolecular characterization of allergenic proteins in snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) and de novo sequencing of the second allergen arginine kinase using tandem mass spectrometry

Rahman, Anas M. Abdel, Kamath, Sandip D., Lopata, Andreas L., Robinson, John J., and Helleur, Robert J. (2011) Biomolecular characterization of allergenic proteins in snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) and de novo sequencing of the second allergen arginine kinase using tandem mass spectrometry. Journal of Proteomics, 74 (2). pp. 231-241.

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Abstract

Snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) proteins have been recognized as an important source of both food and occupational allergens. While snow crab causes a significant occupational allergy, only one novel allergen has recently been fully characterized. The muscle proteins from snow crab legs were profiled by SDS-PAGE. Several of these proteins were characterized using tandem mass spectrometry. Five proteins were identified; sarcoplasmic Ca-binding (20 kDa), arginine kinase (40), troponin (23 kDa) and α-actine (42 kDa) and smooth endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ATPase (113 kDa). Immunoblotting using serum of sixteen allergic patients resulted in strong reactivity with the 40-kDa protein in seven patients (43%). This protein was purified by chromatography and subsequently de novo sequenced using matrix assisted laser desorption ionization and electrospray tandem mass spectrometry. We identified a second important allergen, arginine kinase, in snow crab, designated Chi o 3. Based on identity and homology analysis, using bioinformatics tools, a signature peptide was identified as a chemical surrogate for arginine kinase. The suitability of this signature peptide was tested for analytically representing the arginine kinase, by performing a multi-reaction monitoring tandem mass spectrometry approach on actual air filter samples collected from a simulated crab processing plant.

Item ID: 15238
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio); arginine kinase; de novo sequencing; mass spectrometry; allergen; quantification
ISSN: 1876-7737
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2011 03:25
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0601 Biochemistry and Cell Biology > 060199 Biochemistry and Cell Biology not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920108 Immune System and Allergy @ 100%
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