Tandem Mass Tag (TMT) is a powerful technique for comparing protein (and peptide) amounts between six or ten conditions. This technique involves labeling samples after digestion, meaning this technique can be used on in vivo samples, unlike SILAC.
TMT samples are to be submitted as complex mixture samples. It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that similar amounts of protein is present in each sample and that the samples are contaminant free. A full description of TMT is outside the scope of this website, but details can be found at:
Samples to be analyzed by TMT quantitation should be submitted as in-solution samples, in 50 mM triethylammonium bicarbonate and 5% SDS. Analysis of acquired mass-spectrometry data will be performed with Proteome Discoverer 2.4 software.
What Does it Cost?
$1500 for TMT 6-plex, $2000 for TMT 10-plex, $3200 for TMTpro 16-plex.
What We Do
We run your TMT samples on our Orbitrap Fusion Lumos mass-spectrometry platforms, using an appropriate LC-MS/MS method. We identify and quantify peptides and proteins from samples using Proteome Discoverer 2.4, and send you a spreadsheet including a list of proteins present and the relative amount of each protein in each sample.
What You Must Do
Prior to submitting TMT samples you should:
- Contact us before beginning the experiment to discuss experimental design. Ensure all samples have similar amounts of protein.
- Put each sample into an Eppendorf 1.5ml tube, which has been rinsed with 50% organic solvent and millipure water.
- Follow the general guidelines for sample submission.
Appropriate experimental design and statistical analysis of results are key to a successful quantitative proteomics experiment. You must contact us before beginning your quantitative experiment. Biological and technical repeats are necessary for robust results, so quantitative experiments can be lengthy and expensive. Careful consideration upfront prevents wasted time and money later.
If you are planning TMT samples please always contact ProteomicsCore@UTSouthwestern.edu before you prepare and submit your samples.