Boosting MS1-only Proteomics with Machine Learning Allows 2000 Protein Identifications in Single-Shot Human Proteome Analysis Using 5 min HPLC Gradient

Mark V Ivanov*, Julia A Bubis, Vladimir Gorshkov, Daniil A Abdrakhimov, Frank Kjeldsen, Mikhail V Gorshkov

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Abstract

Proteome-wide analyses rely on tandem mass spectrometry and the extensive separation of proteolytic mixtures. This imposes considerable instrumental time consumption, which is one of the main obstacles in the broader acceptance of proteomics in biomedical and clinical research. Recently, we presented a fast proteomic method termed DirectMS1 based on ultrashort LC gradients as well as MS1-only mass spectra acquisition and data processing. The method allows significant reduction of the proteome-wide analysis time to a few minutes at the depth of quantitative proteome coverage of 1000 proteins at 1% false discovery rate (FDR). In this work, to further increase the capabilities of the DirectMS1 method, we explored the opportunities presented by the recent progress in the machine-learning area and applied the LightGBM decision tree boosting algorithm to the scoring of peptide feature matches when processing MS1 spectra. Furthermore, we integrated the peptide feature identification algorithm of DirectMS1 with the recently introduced peptide retention time prediction utility, DeepLC. Additional approaches to improve the performance of the DirectMS1 method are discussed and demonstrated, such as using FAIMS for gas-phase ion separation. As a result of all improvements to DirectMS1, we succeeded in identifying more than 2000 proteins at 1% FDR from the HeLa cell line in a 5 min gradient LC-FAIMS/MS1 analysis. The data sets generated and analyzed during the current study have been deposited to the ProteomeXchange Consortium via the PRIDE partner repository with the data set identifier PXD023977.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of proteome research
Volume20
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)1864-1873
ISSN1535-3893
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

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