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Label-free quantitative analysis

Proteios SE has functionality for label-free quantification using precursor intensities for quantification. The workflow is outlined below. The second tutorial at also includes the workflow.

  1. Upload peak lists and import these to the hits report. MGF files can be used for identification only. mzML files can be used both for identification and quantification. It is possible to import MGF files in this step, and then use mzML files with the same name (apart from the suffix) for the feature detection (see below).
  2. Perform the identification searches using the peak list that were registered in the previous step and import the results to the hits report
  3. Create a combined hits report to obtain combined FDR values for the peptide identifications
  4. Perform feature detection using msInspect or OpenMS on mzML or mzXML files. This can be done directly from Proteios SE, and then the features are imported directly - in this case skip the next step.
  5. Upload the .peptides.tsv files, and the mzML or mzXML files used for feature finding. In the case of mzML files, they can be used both for the peptide identification and the quantification. Check all the .peptides.tsv files and extensions->import file[s]->msInspect feature importer.
  6. Open up the Feature report (PROJECT_NAME->reports->Features
  7. Match features with identifications. Press the 'Match-Feature-Hits' button at the bottom of the report.
    • When the job is done MS/MS identifications in the Hits report will contain precursor quantity values, and the features will have sequence information where available. There is a log file generated with information about the matching of features and MS/MS identifications.
  8. Optionally, but advised! Align features and propagate identifications between files: Run the 'Propagate Feature Sequences' plug-in, which is located at the bottom of the Feature report. This will run the alignment method described in Sandin et al 2013
  9. A quantitative peptide report can then be generated by selecting 'Create Feature Report' at the bottom of the Feature Report.
  10. Optionally run Proteios Protein Assembly
  11. Run Hits comparison report (with quantitative option checked) to generate report where peptides or proteins (Protein Assembly required for the latter) are compared between sample groups based on precursor quantities.

After these steps, results can be exported from the hits table or feature table for further analysis. It is also possible to compare two samples using the hits comparison report.

In addition, there are old plugins that use msInspect alignement output as input, and will compare groups of samples. It is possible to generate inclusion lists using these plugins.