eIF5-mimic protein (5MP) controls translation through binding to the ribosomal pre-initiation complex (PIC) and alters non-AUG translation rates for cancer oncogenes and repeat-expansions in neurodegenerative diseases. Here, we describe a semi-quantitative protocol for detecting 5MP-associated proteins in cultured human and fly cells. We detail one-step anti-FLAG affinity purification and whole-lane mass spectrometry analysis of samples resolved by SDS-PAGE. This protocol allows for quantitative evaluation of the effect of 5MP mutations on its molecular interactions, to elucidate translational control by 5MP. For complete details on the use and execution of this protocol, please refer to Singh et al. (2021).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Neuroscience
- General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
- General Immunology and Microbiology