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aLFQ: an R-package for estimating absolute protein quantities from label-free LC-MS/MS proteomics data


Rosenberger, George; Ludwig, Christina; Röst, Hannes L; Aebersold, Ruedi; Malmström, Lars (2014). aLFQ: an R-package for estimating absolute protein quantities from label-free LC-MS/MS proteomics data. Bioinformatics, 30(17):2511-2513.

Abstract

Motivation: The determination of absolute quantities of proteins in biological samples is necessary for multiple types of scientific inquiry. While relative quantification has been commonly used in proteomics, few proteomic datasets measuring absolute protein quantities have been reported to date. Various technologies have been applied using different types of input data, e.g. ion intensities or spectral counts, as well as different absolute normalization strategies. To date, a user-friendly and transparent software supporting large-scale absolute protein quantification has been lacking. Results: We present a bioinformatics tool, termed aLFQ, which supports the commonly used absolute label-free protein abundance estimation methods (TopN, iBAQ, APEX, NSAF and SCAMPI) for LC-MS/MS proteomics data, together with validation algorithms enabling automated data analysis and error estimation. Availability and implementation: aLFQ is written in R and freely available under the GPLv3 from CRAN (http://www.cran.r-project.org). Instructions and example data are provided in the R-package. The raw data can be obtained from the PeptideAtlas raw data repository (PASS00321). Contact: lars.malmstroem@imsb.biol.ethz.ch Supplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online

Abstract

Motivation: The determination of absolute quantities of proteins in biological samples is necessary for multiple types of scientific inquiry. While relative quantification has been commonly used in proteomics, few proteomic datasets measuring absolute protein quantities have been reported to date. Various technologies have been applied using different types of input data, e.g. ion intensities or spectral counts, as well as different absolute normalization strategies. To date, a user-friendly and transparent software supporting large-scale absolute protein quantification has been lacking. Results: We present a bioinformatics tool, termed aLFQ, which supports the commonly used absolute label-free protein abundance estimation methods (TopN, iBAQ, APEX, NSAF and SCAMPI) for LC-MS/MS proteomics data, together with validation algorithms enabling automated data analysis and error estimation. Availability and implementation: aLFQ is written in R and freely available under the GPLv3 from CRAN (http://www.cran.r-project.org). Instructions and example data are provided in the R-package. The raw data can be obtained from the PeptideAtlas raw data repository (PASS00321). Contact: lars.malmstroem@imsb.biol.ethz.ch Supplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:Unspecified
Scopus Subject Areas:Physical Sciences > Statistics and Probability
Life Sciences > Biochemistry
Life Sciences > Molecular Biology
Physical Sciences > Computer Science Applications
Physical Sciences > Computational Theory and Mathematics
Physical Sciences > Computational Mathematics
Language:English
Date:1 September 2014
Deposited On:23 Oct 2018 17:27
Last Modified:19 Jul 2024 01:38
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:1367-4803
OA Status:Hybrid
Free access at:PubMed ID. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btu200
PubMed ID:24753486
  • Content: Published Version
  • Language: English
  • Description: Nationallizenz 142-005