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Evaluation of Recombinant, Chemically Treated Trypsin in Proteomics and Protein Characterization Assays

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  • We compared recombinant trypsin to native-source in various MS workflows.
  • Native source trypsin is dimethylated to prevent autolysis and TPCK treated to inhibit chymotrypsin.
  • Native and recombinant trypsins gave similar amounts of proteins and peptides identified in a complex mixture.
  • TIC of a single-protein digest revealed more complete peptide processing by recombinant trypsins relative to native trypsin.
  • Trypsin dimethylation leads to slower processing but with fewer autolytic peptides present.

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