Chuanqi Zhong: Quantification of dynamic protein interactions and phosphorylation in LPS signaling pathway by SWATH-MS
Abstract: Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced macrophage activation is a prototype of innate immune response. Although key effector proteins in LPS signaling pathway have been revealed, the map of dynamic protein interactions and phosphorylation as well as the stoichiometry of protein complexes are lacking. Here we present a dynamic map of protein interactions and phosphorylation in MyD88, TRAF6 and NEMO complexes obtained by SWATH-MS. The comprehensive MS measurement leads to quantification of up to about 3,000 proteins across about 21-40 IP samples. We detected and quantified almost all known interactors of MyD88, TRAF6 and NEMO. By analyzing these quantitative data, we uncovered differential recruitment of IRAK family proteins to LPS-induced signaling complexes and determined the stoichiometry of the Myddosome complex. In addition, quantitative phosphoproteomics analysis identified a number of unreported high-confidence phosphosites on the key proteins in LPS signaling pathway. Collectively, data of dynamic protein interactions and phosphorylation presented by this study could be a resource for further study of the LPS signaling pathway.