QuaNCAT: quantitating proteome dynamics in primary cells.

Nature methods

PubMedID: 23474466

Howden AJ, Geoghegan V, Katsch K, Efstathiou G, Bhushan B, Boutureira O, Thomas B, Trudgian DC, Kessler BM, Dieterich DC, Davis BG, Acuto O. QuaNCAT: quantitating proteome dynamics in primary cells. Nat Methods. 2013;10(4):343-6.
Here we demonstrate quantitation of stimuli-induced proteome dynamics in primary cells by combining the power of bio-orthogonal noncanonical amino acid tagging (BONCAT) and stable-isotope labeling of amino acids in cell culture (SILAC). In conjunction with nanoscale liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (nanoLC-MS/MS), quantitative noncanonical amino acid tagging (QuaNCAT) allowed us to monitor the early expression changes of >600 proteins in primary resting T cells subjected to activation stimuli.