MS Annika 2.0 Identifies Cross-Linked Peptides in MS2–MS3-Based Workflows at High Sensitivity and Specificity

Micha j. Birklbauer, Manuel Matzinger, Fränze Müller, Karl Mechtler, Viktoria Dorfer

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Cross-linking mass spectrometry has become a powerful tool for the
identification of protein−protein interactions and for gaining insight into the structures of proteins. We previously published MS Annika, a cross-linking search engine which can accurately identify cross-linked peptides in MS2 spectra from a variety of different MScleavable cross-linkers. In this publication, we present MS Annika 2.0, an updated version implementing a new search algorithm that, in addition to MS2 level, only supports the processing of data from MS2−MS3-based approaches for the identification of peptides from MS3 spectra, and introduces a novel scoring function for peptides identified across multiple MS stages. Detected cross-links are validated by estimating the false discovery rate (FDR) using a target-decoy approach. We evaluated the MS3-search-capabilities of MS Annika 2.0 on five different datasets covering a variety of experimental approaches and compared it to XlinkX and MaXLinker, two other cross-linking search engines. We show that MS Annika detects up to 4 times more true unique cross-links while simultaneously yielding less false positive hits and therefore a more accurate FDR estimation than the other two search engines. All mass spectrometry proteomics data along with result files have been deposited to the ProteomeXchange consortium via the PRIDE partner repository with the dataset identifier PXD041955.
Seiten (von - bis)3009-3021
FachzeitschriftJournal of Proteome Research
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 1 Sep. 2023


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