Affinity-Purification Combined with Crosslinking Mass Spectrometry for Identification and Structural Modeling of Host–Pathogen Protein–Protein Complexes

Happonen LJ

Methods Mol. Biol. 2674 (-) 181-200 [2023-00-00; online 2023-06-01]

Host-pathogen protein-protein interactions are highly complex and dynamic and mediate key steps in pathogen adhesion to host, host invasion, and colonization as well as immune evasion. In bacteria, these interactions most often involve specialized virulence factors or effector proteins that specifically target central host proteins. Here, I present a mass spectrometry-based proteomics approach starting with the identification of host-pathogen interactions by affinity-purification followed by mapping the specific host-pathogen protein-protein interaction interfaces by crosslinking mass spectrometry and structural modeling of the complexes.

Structural Proteomics [Technology development]

PubMed 37258968

DOI 10.1007/978-1-0716-3243-7_12

Crossref 10.1007/978-1-0716-3243-7_12

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