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High-Throughput Venomics

Slagboom, Julien, Derks, Rico, Sadighi, Raya, Somsen, Govert, Ulens, Chris, Casewell, Nicholas ORCID: and Kool, Jeroen (2023) 'High-Throughput Venomics'. Journal of Proteome Research, Vol 22, Issue 6, pp. 1734-1746.

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In this study, we present high-throughput (HT) venomics, a novel analytical strategy capable of performing a full proteomic analysis of a snake venom within 3 days. This methodology comprises a combination of RP-HPLC-nanofractionation analytics, mass spectrometry analysis, automated in-solution tryptic digestion, and high-throughput proteomics. In-house written scripts were developed to process all the obtained proteomics data by first compiling all Mascot search results for a single venom into a single Excel sheet. Then, a second script plots each of the identified toxins in so-called Protein Score Chromatograms (PSCs). For this, for each toxin, identified protein scores are plotted on the y-axis versus retention times of adjacent series of wells in which a toxin was fractionated on the x-axis. These PSCs allow correlation with parallel acquired intact toxin MS data. This same script integrates the PSC peaks from these chromatograms for semiquantitation purposes. This new HT venomics strategy was performed on venoms from diverse medically important biting species; Calloselasma rhodostoma, Echis ocellatus, Naja pallida, Bothrops asper, Bungarus multicinctus, Crotalus atrox, Daboia russelii, Naja naja, Naja nigricollis, Naja mossambica, and Ophiophagus hannah. Our data suggest that high-throughput venomics represents a valuable new analytical tool for increasing the throughput by which we can define venom variation and should greatly aid in the future development of new snakebite treatments by defining toxin composition.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QU Biochemistry > Genetics > QU 460 Genomics. Proteomics
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Vector Biology Department
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Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2023 10:47
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2023 11:48


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