Determination of Protein S-Acylation State by Enhanced Acyl-Switch Methods

Charlotte H. Hurst, Dionne Turnbull, Piers A. Hemsley (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Abstract

S-Acylation is increasingly being recognized as an important dynamic posttranslational modification of cysteine residues in proteins. Various approaches have been described for assaying protein S-acylation with acyl-switch approaches being the most common and accessible. However, these approaches can be time-consuming with low reproducibility as a result of multiple protein precipitation/resuspension cleanup steps. Here we present a faster, cleaner, and more sensitive acyl-switch approach for detecting the S-acylation state of any protein, from any cell or tissue type, that can be detected by western blotting. In the case of acyl-RAC, the procedure is now performed without protein precipitation, greatly increasing speed and improving sample handling in the assay. This also allows for more samples to be processed simultaneously and opens the way for medium-throughput assays. Overall, maleimide scavenging improves the reliability of determination and quantification of protein S-acylation state by acyl-switch methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProtein Lipidation
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Protocols
EditorsMaurine E. Linder
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherSpringer
Chapter1
Pages3-11
Number of pages9
Volume2009
ISBN (Electronic)9781493995325
ISBN (Print)9781493995318
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
Volume2009
ISSN (Print)1064-3745
ISSN (Electronic)1940-6029

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Acylation
Protein S
Proteins
Post Translational Protein Processing
Cysteine
Western Blotting

Keywords

  • 2,3-Dimethyl 1,3-butadiene
  • Acyl-switch
  • Biotin
  • Diels–Alder
  • Maleimide
  • N-Ethylmaleimide
  • Palmitoylated
  • S-Acylated
  • S-Acylation
  • S-Palmitoylation

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Hurst, C. H., Turnbull, D., & Hemsley, P. A. (2019). Determination of Protein S-Acylation State by Enhanced Acyl-Switch Methods. In M. E. Linder (Ed.), Protein Lipidation: Methods and Protocols (Vol. 2009, pp. 3-11). (Methods in Molecular Biology; Vol. 2009). New York: Springer . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-9532-5_1
Hurst, Charlotte H. ; Turnbull, Dionne ; Hemsley, Piers A. / Determination of Protein S-Acylation State by Enhanced Acyl-Switch Methods. Protein Lipidation: Methods and Protocols. editor / Maurine E. Linder. Vol. 2009 New York : Springer , 2019. pp. 3-11 (Methods in Molecular Biology).
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Hurst, CH, Turnbull, D & Hemsley, PA 2019, Determination of Protein S-Acylation State by Enhanced Acyl-Switch Methods. in ME Linder (ed.), Protein Lipidation: Methods and Protocols. vol. 2009, Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 2009, Springer , New York, pp. 3-11. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-9532-5_1

Determination of Protein S-Acylation State by Enhanced Acyl-Switch Methods. / Hurst, Charlotte H.; Turnbull, Dionne; Hemsley, Piers A. (Lead / Corresponding author).

Protein Lipidation: Methods and Protocols. ed. / Maurine E. Linder. Vol. 2009 New York : Springer , 2019. p. 3-11 (Methods in Molecular Biology; Vol. 2009).

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Hurst CH, Turnbull D, Hemsley PA. Determination of Protein S-Acylation State by Enhanced Acyl-Switch Methods. In Linder ME, editor, Protein Lipidation: Methods and Protocols. Vol. 2009. New York: Springer . 2019. p. 3-11. (Methods in Molecular Biology). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-9532-5_1