Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) induced cell death in murine fibrosarcoma L929 cells is a model system in studying programed necrosis (also known as necroptosis). Receptor interacting protein 3 (RIP3), a serine-threonine kinase, is known to play an essential role in TNF-induced necroptosis; however, the phosphorylation events initiated by RIP3 activation in necroptotic process is still largely unknown. Here, we performed a quantitative MS based analysis to compare TNF-induced changes in the global phosphoproteome of wild-type (RIP3(+/+) ) and RIP3-knockdown L929 cells at different time points after TNF treatment. A total of 8058 phosphopeptides spanning 6892 phosphorylation sites in 2762 proteins were identified in the three experiments, in which cells were treated with TNF for 0.5, 2, and 4 h. By comparing the phosphorylation sites in wild-type and RIP3-knockdown L929 cells, 174, 167, and 177 distinct phosphorylation sites were revealed to be dependent on RIP3 at the 0.5, 2, and 4 h time points after TNF treatment, respectively. Notably, most of them were not detected in a previous phosphoproteomic analysis of RIP3-dependent phosphorylation in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated peritoneal macrophages and TNF-treated murine embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs), suggesting that the data presented in this report are highly relevant to the study of TNF-induced necroptosis of L929 cells.
Keywords: Cell biology; Necroptosis; Phosphoproteomics; iTRAQ.
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