Tandem affinity purification to identify cytosolic and nuclear gß?-interacting proteins.

Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)

PubMedID: 25304356

Campden R, Pétrin D, Robitaille M, Audet N, Gora S, Angers S, Hébert TE. Tandem affinity purification to identify cytosolic and nuclear gß?-interacting proteins. Methods Mol Biol. 2014;1234161-84.
It has become clear in recent years that the Gß? subunits of heterotrimeric proteins serve broad roles in the regulation of cellular activity and interact with many proteins in different subcellular locations including the nucleus. Protein affinity purification is a common method to identify and confirm protein interactions. When used in conjugation with mass spectrometry it can be used to identify novel protein interactions with a given bait protein. The tandem affinity purification (TAP) technique identifies partner proteins bound to tagged protein bait. Combined with protocols to enrich the nuclear fraction of whole cell lysate through sucrose cushions, TAP allows for purification of interacting proteins found specifically in the nucleus. Here we describe the use of the TAP technique on cytosolic and nuclear lysates to identify candidate proteins, through mass spectrometry, that bind to Gß1 subunits.