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Characterizing Cellular Proteins with In-cell Fast Photochemical Oxidation of Proteins

Published: March 11, 2020 doi: 10.3791/60911


Here, we characterize protein structure and interaction sites in living cells using a protein footprinting technique termed in-cell fast photochemical oxidation of proteins (IC-FPOP).


Fast photochemical oxidation of proteins (FPOP) is a hydroxyl radical protein footprinting method used to characterize protein structure and interactions. FPOP uses a 248 nm excimer laser to photolyze hydrogen peroxide producing hydroxyl radicals. These radicals oxidatively modify solvent exposed side chains of 19 of the 20 amino acids. Recently, this method has been used in live cells (IC-FPOP) to study protein interactions in their native environment. The study of proteins in cells accounts for intermolecular crowding and various protein interactions that are disrupted for in vitro studies. A custom single cell flow system was designed to reduce cell aggregation and clogging during IC-FPOP. This flow system focuses the cells past the excimer laser individually, thus ensuring consistent irradiation. By comparing the extent of oxidation produced from FPOP to the protein's solvent accessibility calculated from a crystal structure, IC-FPOP can accurately probe the solvent accessible side chains of proteins.


Hydroxyl radical protein footprinting (HRPF) is a method that probes the solvent accessibility of a protein through covalent modifications produced from hydroxyl radicals. When protein structure or protein interactions change, it will alter the solvent exposure of amino acids, thus altering the extent of modification of residues. With HRPF, protein interactions1,2,3 and protein conformational changes4,5,6 have successfully been interrogated in vitro. There are several methods that generate hydroxyl radicals for HRPF experiments, one being fast photochemical oxidation of proteins (FPOP). FPOP was developed by Hambly and Gross in 2005 and utilizes a 248 nm excimer laser to produce hydroxyl radicals through the photolysis of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)7.

Recently, Espino et al. extended the use of FPOP to probe protein structure in live cells, a method termed in-cell FPOP (IC-FPOP)8. In contrast to in vitro studies, studying proteins in cells accounts for molecular crowding along with various protein interactions that could potentially influence structure. Additionally, it presents the advantage of providing a snapshot of the full proteome potentially providing structural information of numerous systems at once to perform proteome wide structural biology. Furthermore, this technique is ideal for proteins that are difficult to study in vitro, like membrane proteins.

Initial studies of IC-FPOP successfully probed 105 proteins ranging in protein abundance and cellular localization. To improve the IC-FPOP method, Rinas et al. developed a microflow system for single cell flow9. The enhancement of the original flow system limits cell aggregation and increases the available H2O2 available for irradiation. In the initial flow system, cells clumping in the silica tubing resulted in clogs and uneven irradiation. The incorporation of two streams of a sheath buffer hydrodynamically focuses the cells, allowing them to flow individually past the laser. The incorporation of a separate syringe for the H2O2 enables more controlled and optimizable exposure time allowing higher H2O2 concentrations without adverse effects. Also, limiting the incubation time limits the breakdown of H2O2 by endogenous catalase. By incorporating this new flow system, the detected number of proteins with an FPOP modification increased 13-fold, thus expanding the capabilities of this method to probe a multitude of proteins in living cells. In this protocol a general IC-FPOP experiment is described focusing on the assembly of the IC-FPOP flow system.


1. Set up IC-FPOP flow system

  1. To begin the assembly of the flow system, cut the fused silica using a cleavage stone to size. The IC-FPOP flow system requires four 12 cm and one 17 cm fused silica with an inner diameter (ID) of 450 µm and outer diameter (OD) of 670 µm, two 24 cm and one 40 cm with an ID of 75 µm and an OD of 360 µm, and finally two 57 cm with an ID of 150 µm and an OD of 360 µm.
    NOTE: When cutting the silica tubing, gently scrape away the polyimide coating, and bend to get the cleanest cut. Check to make sure it is a straight cut (this is necessary to ensure no blockages or leaks form).
  2. Set up 15 connections using nano-tight sleeves (0.0155" ID X 1/16" OD for 360 µm OD silica tubing and 0.027" ID X 1/16" OD for the 670 µm OD silica tubing) with super flangeless nut PEEK 1/4-28 flat-bottom for 1/16" OD and super flangeless ferrule w/SST ring, Tefzel (ETFE), 1/4-28 flat-bottom, for 1/16" OD. Construct connections as per the manufacturer's protocol (Figure 1).
  3. Place 6 small cylindrical magnets in one 500 µL syringe. Fill this syringe along with another 500 µL syringe and two 5 mL syringes with buffer and remove air. Position on syringe pump as shown on Figure 2A.
    NOTE: The 5 mL syringes are larger than the 500 µL syringes, so a spacer is needed to tighten all the syringes simultaneously in place (Figure 2B).
  4. Tighten syringe pump stopper so that the cell syringe has roughly 50 µL left when the motor stalls. This will leave room for the magnetic stirrers. (Figure 2C-D).
    CAUTION: If the syringe pump puts pressure on the magnets, they will jam the syringe and can cause the syringe to break.
  5. Using a Luer adapter, connect a manual valve to each syringe. Assemble the silica tubing as shown in Figure 3.
    NOTE: Thread the line with the cells + H2O2 all the way through the cross to the other side. Then insert it into the 450 µm ID silica tubing. The sheath buffers in the 5 mL syringe will be flowing at a faster rate than the cells and H2O2. With the sheath buffers on both sides, the cells will be hydrodynamically focused into a single line for irradiation.
  6. Position flow system next to laser. Using a lighter, burn away the silica coating on the 450 µm ID tubing to make a window for laser irradiation.
  7. Place a magnetic stirrer above the cell syringe containing the six magnets.
  8. Set syringe pump to 492.4 µL/min for a final flow rate of 1,083.3 µL/min. Flow buffer through the system three times to flush the system and test for any leaks.
  9. Focus the excimer laser onto the silica tubing using a convex lens. Once focused, test the irradiation window by placing a small piece of paper behind the silica tubing and turn the laser on. Measure the region burnt from the irradiation. Calculate the needed laser frequency by using the irradiation window and flow rate to obtain an exclusion fraction of zero.
    NOTE: The recommended laser energy for an IC-FPOP experiment is ≥120 mJ. To get an exclusion fraction of 0 with an irradiation window of 2.58 mm and a flow rate of 1083.3 µL/min, the frequency needs to be 44. Below are the equations that are needed to calculate the laser frequency if the irradiation window, flow rate, and exclusion fraction is known.

    where w is the volume in nL, x is the laser spot width in mm, y is the silica tubing ID in µm, v is the total volume in µL, b is the exclusion fraction, a is the flow rate in µL/min, and f is the frequency in Hz.

2. Make quench and H2O2

  1. Make quench containing 100 mM N-tert-Butyl-alpha-phenylnitrone (PBN) and 100 mM N,N'-dimethylthiourea (DMTU). Aliquot 11 mL of quench for each sample into a 50 mL conical tube.
  2. Dilute H2O2 to 200 mM. Each sample requires 500 µL of H2O2.
    NOTE: The quench can be made the day before and stored at 4 °C overnight, protected from light. H2O2 should be made fresh the day of experimentation.

3. Collect cells

  1. Grow cells in a T175 flask to about 70-90% confluency.
  2. Remove media and rinse with buffer.
    NOTE: Typical buffers to use are cell culture grade Dulbecco's phosphate-buffered saline (DPBS) or Hank's balanced salt solution (HBSS).
  3. Detach cells using either trypsin-EDTA or with a scraper.
  4. Once detached resuspend in 10 mL of buffer and count the cells.
  5. Spin down, remove the buffer and trypsin-EDTA, and resuspend to make 2 x 106 cells/mL.
  6. Aliquot 500 µL of the cells per sample.
    NOTE: For each condition, make a minimum of 3 laser samples, and 3 no laser controls.

4. Performing IC-FPOP

  1. Fill the two 5 mL syringes with buffer, the 500 µL syringe containing the magnets with the cells, and the final 500 µL syringe with H2O2. Turn the magnetic stirrer on.
  2. Spike in 220 µL of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) to one aliquot of quench, gently mix, and place behind flow system to collect irradiated samples. The addition of DMSO will inhibit endogenous methionine sulfoxide reductase.
  3. Turn on laser, wait 7 s, and then turn on flow system.
  4. Once the sample finishes flowing, turn the laser off, and gently mix the quench with the collected sample. Place this to the side during steps 4.5 and 4.6.
  5. Fill all four syringes with the buffer the cells are suspended in and flow it through the flow system.
  6. After the system finishes flushing, repeat steps 4.1 and 4.2. Start the flow without irradiation. This is the no laser control to account for background oxidation in the cells.
  7. While the next sample is running, spin down the previous sample at 450-800 x g for 5 min, remove the solvent, and resuspend in 100 µL of a cell lysis buffer like radioimmunoprecipitation assay (RIPA) buffer.
  8. Transfer the sample to a microcentrifuge tube and flash freeze in liquid nitrogen.
  9. When all samples have finished running, disassemble the flow system for cleaning. Discard the used silica tubing and clean all the other connections by sonicating for 1 h in 50% water: 50% methanol. Clean the syringes as per manufacturer's instructions.

5. Digest

  1. Digest the whole cell lysate. Begin by thawing the samples and heat at 95 °C for 10 min.
  2. After heating, cool the lysate on ice for 15 min.
  3. Add 25 units of nuclease to digest DNA and RNA and incubate at room temperate for 15 min.
  4. Spin samples using a table-top centrifuge at 16,000 x g for 10 min at 4 °C.
  5. Collect the supernatant and transfer it to a clean microcentrifuge tube.
  6. Check the protein concentration using a protein assay kit.
  7. Transfer 20-100 µg of sample to a clean microcentrifuge tube and bring to 100 µL.
  8. Reduce samples with 20 mM dithiothreiotol (DTT) at 50 °C for 45 min.
  9. Cool the samples at room temperature for 15 min.
  10. Alkylate with 20 mM iodoacetamide (IAA) at room temperature for 20 min protected from light.
  11. Add pre-chilled acetone at a 1:4 ratio protein: acetone. Mix samples and place in -20 °C overnight.
  12. The next morning, spin samples at 16,000 x g for 10 min at 4 °C.
  13. Remove the supernatant and add 50 µL of 90% pre-chilled acetone. Mix samples and spin down at 16,000 x g for 5 min at 4 °C.
  14. Remove acetone and let samples dry by leaving the caps of the microcentrifuge open with a lint free wipe covering the top. After the samples have dried, resuspend protein pellet with 10 mM Tris buffer pH 8.
  15. Resuspend 20 µg of trypsin in 40 µL of 10 mM Tris buffer pH 8. Add 2 µg of trypsin (mass: mass ratio of 1 trypsin: 50 sample). Incubate samples at 37 °C overnight.
  16. The next morning check the peptide concentration using a peptide assay. After the sample has been removed for the peptide assay, quench the trypsin digestion by adding formic acid to the samples (final concentration is 5% formic acid).
  17. Once final peptide concentration is determined, transfer 10 µg of each sample to a clean microcentrifuge tube. This ensures the same amount of each sample is analyzed. Dry the sample using a vacuum centrifuge. Once dried resuspend with 20 µL of mass spectrometry grade 0.1% formic acid. Transfer samples to autosampler vials.

6. Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry

  1. To localize FPOP modifications analyze the digested cell lysate using LC-MS/MS analysis.
  2. Use mobile phases of 0.1% formic acid in water (A) and 0.1% formic acid in acetonitrile (B).
  3. Load 0.5 µg of sample onto a 180 µm x 20 mm C18 (5 µm and 100 Å) trapping column and wash sample with 99% (A) and 1% (B) for 15 min.
  4. Using a 75 µm x 30 cm C18 (5 µm and 125 Å) analytical column, run the analytical separation method with a flow rate of 0.300 µL/min starting at 3% (B) for one min then ramp to 10% (B) from 1-2 min. Next ramp to 45% (B) from 2-100 min then 100% (B) from 100-110 min. Clean the column by holding at 100% (B) from 110-115 min. Recondition the column by ramping down to 3% (B) from 115-116 min and hold at 3% (B) from 116-130 min.
  5. Set the MS acquisition method to have a resolution of 60,000 with an m/z scan range of 375-1500. Set the automatic gain control (AGC) target to 5.0 x 105 with a maximum injection time of 50 ms.
  6. During the MS acquisition, select the precursor ions with charge states 2-6 for isolation via data dependent acquisition (DDA) with an isolation window of 1.2 m/z and a cycle time of 4 s. Select the peptides with an intensity threshold of 5.0 x 104 for HCD activation with a normalized energy set to 32%. Exclude the peptides after 1 MS/MS acquisition for 60 s. Set the MS/MS resolution to 15,000 with an AGC target of 5.0 x 104 and a maximum injection time of 35 ms.

7. Data Processing

  1. Search the RAW files on an available protein analysis software against a relevant protein database and the relevant digest enzyme. Here, use the Swiss-Prot Homo Sapiens database and trypsin.
  2. Set the precursor mass to search between 350 to 5,000 Da and a mass tolerance of 10 ppm. There can be at most 1 missed cleavage site with a peptide length between 6 to 144 residues. These limitations facilitate database searching.
  3. Set the fragment ions maximum mass tolerance to 0.02 Da with the carbamidomethyl (+57.021) as a static modification and all FPOP modifications from 17 amino acids as a dynamic modification (Figure 4 is an example of the protein analysis workflow used to detect FPOP modifications).
    NOTE: FPOP modifications on serine and threonine are not included in the search due to their lower reactivity with hydroxyl radicals.
  4. Search with a decoy database with a false discovery rate of 1% and 5%.
  5. Once files are finished searching calculate the extent of FPOP modification. Open Proteome Discoverer 2.2, export sequence, modification locations, protein accession, spectrum file, precursor abundance, and retention time information. Calculate the extent of modification from equation 4:

    The EIC area modified is the chromatographic area of a specific peptide with a hydroxyl radical modification. The EIC area is the total chromatographic area of both modified and unmodified areas of that specific peptide. The extent of oxidation is calculated in the samples with and without irradiation. The sample omitting irradiation (control) accounts for any background oxidation that could have been present in the cells before and after H2O2 exposure. The controls are subtracted from the irradiation samples to help isolate FPOP specific modifications.

Representative Results

IC-FPOP is a footprinting method to interrogate protein interactions in live cells. In the IC-FPOP flow system, the H2O2 exposure time is limited to roughly 3 s, warranting higher H2O2 concentrations without detrimental consequences for the cells. The flow system also incorporates two streams of sheath buffer, which hydrodynamically focuses the cells to the center of the tubing producing a single flow of cells to be uniformly irradiated (Figure 5)9. Fluorescence imaging of orthogonal YZ stacked images (Figure 5A) show a clear separation of the sheath buffer (containing a FITC fluorophore) from the cell solution (containing a TMRM fluorophore). To emphasize this separation, Figure 5B and Figure 5C show three-dimensional average heat maps of either the sheath buffer solution or cell solution, illustrating minimal mixing of the two solutions.

The use of the single cell flow system increases the number of oxidatively modified proteins by 13-fold (Figure 6A)9. In this method, proteins in many of the cellular compartments are labeled with membrane proteins, cytoplasmic proteins, and proteins within the nucleus being the most prevalent8,9. To ensure proteins were modified within intact cells, fluorescent images of CellROX treated cells were performed following H2O2 treatment and irradiation (Figure 6B)8. The stability of the cells throughout the labeling process further confirms the efficacy of IC-FPOP to probe proteins in their native cellular environment. By using tandem-mass spectrometry, these modifications can be localized to specific amino acids on a protein. Figure 7 represents a modification that takes place during IC-FPOP along with its extracted ion chromatogram. The shift observed in the extracted ion chromatogram translates to the change in hydrophobicity caused by the oxidized methionine in the modified peptide.

To test if the FPOP modifications probe solvent accessibility inside the cells, in-cell labeled actin was compared to both an in vitro footprinting study and various crystal structures of actin (Figure 8)8. The in-cell labeled actin is represented in Figure 8A shows comparable extents of oxidation from the in vitro study by Guan et al.10 (Figure 8B), concluding actin has similar solvent accessibility for both in-cell and in vitro studies. To further confirm IC-FPOP was probing the solvent accessibility of actin, the extent of FPOP modifications were compared to the solvent accessibility of the labeled residues calculated from two actin crystal structures (Figure 8C). This correlation demonstrates that IC-FPOP probes the solvent accessibility of the monomeric protein well.

Figure 1
Figure 1: How to properly construct ferules. (A) Place ferrules, silica tubing, and sleeve together before tightening. (B) Tighten all components together. (C) Final product will produce a ferule that has been tightened down on the sleeve. Please click here to view a larger version of this figure.

Figure 2
Figure 2: Setting up IC-FPOP flow system. (A) Image of a fully assembled IC-FPOP flow system positioned next to the laser. (B) Example of a spacer needed to increase the outer diameter of the 500 µL syringes to successfully tighten all syringes down together. (C) Representative pictures showing the space required for the magnetic stirrers. (D) Stoppers are necessary to stall the syringe pump without breaking the syringes. Please click here to view a larger version of this figure.

Figure 3
Figure 3: Schematic of the flow system developed for IC-FPOP. Blue lines represent silica tubing with a 450 µm ID and 670 µm OD, red lines have a 150 µm ID and 360 µm OD, and orange lines have a 75 µm ID and 360 µm OD. Please click here to view a larger version of this figure.

Figure 4
Figure 4: Protein analysis software used to detect FPOP modifications. A typical workflow with the corresponding modifications searched in each node. Please click here to view a larger version of this figure.

Figure 5
Figure 5: The single cell flow system hydrodynamically focuses the cells into a single stream. (A) Orthogonal YZ stack illustrating 3D focusing of the cellular analyte (red, TMRM fluorophore) surrounded by the sheath buffer (green, FITC fluorophore). Three-dimensional average intensity heat map of the sheath buffer (B) and cellular analyte (C). Lower intensities are blue and highest are red (B-C). This figure has been modified from Rinas et al.9 Please click here to view a larger version of this figure.

Figure 6
Figure 6: Utilization of the IC-FPOP Flow System drastically increases FPOP modified proteins in intake cells. (A) Comparison of oxidized proteins identified with and without the flow system. The flow system identified 1391 FPOP modified proteins while only 105 proteins were identified with no flow system with an overlap of 58 modified proteins. This figure has been modified from Rinas et al.9 (B) Fluorescence imaging of CellROX treated cells after IC-FPOP show the cells are still intact after oxidative labeling. Cells were imaged using an Olympus Fluoview FV1000 MPE multiphoton microscope at 665 nm. Image shown is a single slice. This figure has been modified from Espino et al.8 Please click here to view a larger version of this figure.

Figure 7
Figure 7: Examples of tandem MS/MS spectra that take place during IC-FPOP. Product-ion (MS/MS) spectra of an (A) unmodified peptide, and an (B) oxidation detected on residue M8 found on that peptide. A representative EIC of the (C) unmodified peptide and (D) modified peptide. Please click here to view a larger version of this figure.

Figure 8
Figure 8: IC-FPOP is effective in probing the solvent accessibility of proteins. (A) Extent of modification for the 9 oxidatively modified peptides from actin. Values are shown as averages plus and minus standard deviation (n = 3). (B) Modification of actin peptides oxidized in vitro by synchrotron radiolysis from Guan et al.10 (C) Correlation of residue FPOP modifications with SASA in the tight (triangles, dashed trend line) and open (circles, solid trend line) states of actin. This figure has been modified from Espino et al.8 Please click here to view a larger version of this figure.


Several mass spectrometry-based techniques have been developed to study protein structure and protein-ligand complexes in a proteome-wide manner in whole cells or cell lysates. These techniques include but are not limited to stability of proteins from rate of oxidation (SPROX), thermal proteome profiling (TPP), chemical cross-linking (XL-MS), and hydroxyl radical protein footprinting (HRPF). Each technique has unique limitations and advantages compared to one another, which have been extensively reviewed12. Each of these methods have been used for proteome wide structural biology to elucidate protein structure and ultimately function within the complex cellular environment. IC-FPOP is a HRPF technique that utilizes hydroxyl radicals to oxidatively modify solvent exposed side chains of amino acids, probing protein structure and protein-ligand interactions within viable cells13. IC-FPOP is an improvement to initial HRPF in live cells that used Fenton chemistry to generate radicals on the minutes timescale14. In this study, structural changes in an integral membrane protein in response to lowering the pH or ionic strength of the buffer were successfully characterized with good oxidation coverage across the protein. Compared to Fenton chemistry, IC-FPOP is much faster, modifying proteins on the microsecond timescale, thus enabling the native protein conformation to be studied.

A key test for IC-FPOP is to confirm the viability of the cells following exposure to H2O2. Using a 40 cm mixing line, the cells are incubated in H2O2 for roughly 3 s before irradiation. This time can be adjusted by changing the length of this silica tubing. It is noteworthy that although the use of trypan blue to test cell viability shows the integrity of the cells are sustained following H2O2 incubation, the cells could potential be under stress effecting signaling pathways that interact with H2O2. Fortunately, the short incubation time is faster than protein synthesis providing confidence the proteins present are not induced by H2O2.

The next important step is to confirm proper assembly of the flow system. Once assembled, ensure there are no leaks present after flushing the system with the desired buffer. If leaks are present, make sure that the silica tubing was cut properly and is flush against the ferrule to make a proper seal once tightened down. All parts are hand-tightened, so no tools are necessary. During each IC-FPOP experiment, make sure that the magnetic stirrers in the cell syringe remain in motion. This small agitation limits the number of cells that settle at the bottom of the syringe but is not harsh enough to shear the cells. After one run, there is roughly 50 µL of cells left in the syringe. Always make sure to dilute this out with a rinsing step to limit the number of cells that carry over to the next experiment. It is recommended to use a fresh cell syringe if multiple cell treatments are being compared. It is also important to select an appropriate buffer for the cells being tested. Some buffers quench the hydroxyl radical leading to fewer modifications on proteins. Xu et al. have shown that some commonly used buffers decrease the hydroxyl radical lifetime11. DPBS and HBSS are common buffers used for IC-FPOP experiments.

Following IC-FPOP, optimize the digestion protocol based on the parameters needed. Since FPOP produces irreversible covalent modifications, there is ample time available for a thorough digestion and clean-up without losing the labeling coverage. Always test and normalize the protein concentration so uniform peptide concentrations are loaded for tandem mass spectrometry. Finally, be mindful that an immunoprecipitation cannot be performed in conjunction with IC-FPOP. If an FPOP modification targets the region of interaction the affinity of the antibody will be lowered. To help increase the identification of FPOP modifications, 2D-chromatographic separation steps have shown to more than triple the number of oxidized peptides detected15.

A challenge of any FPOP experiment is the complicated level of data analysis due to the possible oxidation products that can arise. This is true for both in-cell or in vitro but is drastically increased with the added complexity of analyzing cell lysates. With further optimization of IC-FPOP more proteins with higher modification coverages are arising, thus expeditiously making analysis more arduous. The shear amount of data generated from a single IC-FPOP experiment limits the use of manual validation causing researchers to rely more heavily on software. Due to this, Rinas et al. developed a quantitation strategy for HRPF using Proteome Discoverer (PD)16. This method utilizes a multi-search node workflow on PD combined with a quantitative platform in a spreadsheet. Further improvements on the IC-FPOP platform are underway to increase the number of identified peptides with FPOP modifications along with increased reproducibility and quantitation accuracy.


Lisa Jones is an inventor on the flow assembly for cells patent (publication number: 20180079998).


This work was supported by the NSF CAREER Award (MCB1701692) for LMJ.


Name Company Catalog Number Comments
15 mL Conical Centrifuge Tubes Fisher Scientific 14-959-53A any brand is sufficient
5 mL Gas Tight Syringe, Removable Luer Lock SGE Analytical Science 008760
50 mL Conical Centrifuge Tubes Fisher Scientific 14-432-22 any brand is sufficient
500 µL SGE Gastight Syringes: Fixed Luer-Lok Models Fisher Scientific SG-00723
Acetone, HPLC Grade Fisher Scientific A929-4 4 L quantity is not necessary
Acetonitrile with 0.1% Formic Acid (v/v), LC/MS Grade Fisher Scientific LS120-500
ACQUITY UPLC M-Class Symmetry C18 Trap Column, 100 Å, 5 µm, 180 µm x 20 mm, 2G, V/M, 1/pkg Waters 186007496
ACQUITY UPLC M-Class System Waters ACQUITY UPLC M-Class System
Aluminum Foil Fisher Scientific 01-213-100 any brand is sufficient
Aqua 5 µm C18 125 Å packing material Phenomenex 04A-4299
Centrifuge Eppendorf 022625501
Delicate Task Wipers Fisher Scientific 06-666A
Dithiothreiotol (DTT) AmericanBio AB00490-00005
DMSO, Anhydrous Invitrogen D12345
EX350 excimer laser GAM Laser EX350 excimer laser
FEP Tubing 1/16" OD x 0.020" ID IDEX Health & Science 1548L
Formic Acid, LC/MS Grade Fisher Scientific A117-50
HV3-2 VALVE Hamilton 86728
Hydrogen Peroxide Fisher Scientific H325-100 any 30% hydrogen peroxide is sufficient
Iodoacetamide (IAA) ACROS Organics 122270050
Legato 210 syringe pump KD Scientific 788212 Any syringe pump that can hold 4, 5 mL syringes, withdraw and expel liquid, and have a way to stale the motor should work
Luer Adapter Female Luer to 1/4-28 Male Polypropylene IDEX Health & Science P-618L
Methanol, LC/MS Grade Fisher Scientific A454SK-4 4 L quantity is not necessary
Microcentrifuge Thermo Scientific 75002436
N,N'-Dimethylthiourea (DMTU) ACROS Organics 116891000
NanoTight Sleeve Green 1/16" ID x .0155" ID x 1.6" IDEX Health & Science F-242X
NanoTight Sleeve Yellow 1/16" OD x 0.027" ID x 1.6" IDEX Health & Science F-246
N-tert-Butyl-α-phenylnitrone (PBN) ACROS Organics 177350250
Orbitrap Fusion Lumos Tribrid Mass Spectrometer Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Fusion Lumos Tribrid Mass Spectrometer other high resolution instruments (e.g. Q exactive Orbitrap or Orbitrap Fusion) can be used
PE50-C pyroelectric energy meter Ophir Optronics 7Z02936
Pierce Quantitative Colorimetric Peptide Assay Thermo Scientific 23275
Pierce Rapid Gold BCA Protein Assay Kit Thermo Scientific A53225
Pierce Trypsin Protease, MS Grade Thermo Scientific 90058
Pierce Universal Nuclease for Cell Lysis Fisher Scientific 88702
Polymicro Cleaving Stone, 1" x 1" x 1/32" Molex 1068680064 any capillary tubing cutter is sufficient
Polymicro Flexible Fused Silica Capillary Tubing, Inner Diameter 150 µm, Outer Diameter 360 µm, TSP150350 Polymicro Technologies 1068150024
Polymicro Flexible Fused Silica Capillary Tubing, Inner Diameter 450 µm, Outer Diameter 670 µm, TSP450670 Polymicro Technologies 1068150025
Polymicro Flexible Fused Silica Capillary Tubing, Inner Diameter 75 µm, Outer Diameter 360 µm, TSP075375 Polymicro Technologies 1068150019
Potassium Phosphate Monobasic Fisher Scientific P382-500
Proteome Discover 2.2 (bottom-up proteomics software) Thermo Scientific OPTON-30799
Rotary Magnetic Tumble Stirrer V&P Scientific, Inc. VP 710D3
Rotary Magnetic Tumble Stirrer, accessory kit for use with Syringe Pumps V&P Scientific, Inc. VP 710D3-4
Super Flangeless Ferrule w/SST Ring, Tefzel™ (ETFE), 1/4-28 Flat-Bottom, for 1/16" OD IDEX Health & Science P-259X
Super Flangeless Nut PEEK 1/4-28 Flat-Bottom, for 1/16" & 1/32" OD IDEX Health & Science P-255X
Super Tumble Stir Discs, 3.35 mm diameter, 0.61 mm thick V&P Scientific, Inc. VP 722F
Thermo Scientific Pierce RIPA Buffer Fisher Scientific PI89900
Tris Base Fisher Scientific BP152-500
Upchurch Scientific Low-Pressure Crosses: PEEK Fisher Scientific 05-700-182
Upchurch Scientific Low-Pressure Tees: PEEK Fisher Scientific 05-700-178
UV Fused Silica Plano-Convex Spherical Lenses THORLABS LA4052
V&P Scientific IncSupplier Diversity Partner TUMBL STIR DISC PARYLENE 1000 V&P Scientific, Inc. VP724F
VHP MicroTight Union for 360µm OD IDEX Health & Science UH-436
Water with 0.1% Formic Acid (v/v), LC/MS Grade Fisher Scientific LS118-500
Water, LC/MS Grade Fisher Scientific W6-4



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Chea, E. E., Rinas, A., Espino, J. A., Jones, L. M. Characterizing Cellular Proteins with In-cell Fast Photochemical Oxidation of Proteins. J. Vis. Exp. (157), e60911, doi:10.3791/60911 (2020).More

Chea, E. E., Rinas, A., Espino, J. A., Jones, L. M. Characterizing Cellular Proteins with In-cell Fast Photochemical Oxidation of Proteins. J. Vis. Exp. (157), e60911, doi:10.3791/60911 (2020).

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