Mass spectrometric analysis of PTM dynamics using stable isotope labeled metabolic precursors in cell culture
Biological organisms represent highly dynamic systems, which are continually exposed to environmental factors and always strive to restore steady-state homeostasis. Posttranslational modifications are key regulators with which biological systems respond to external stimuli. To understand how homeostasis is restored, it is important to study the kinetics of posttranslational modifications. In this review we discuss proteomic approaches using stable isotope labeled metabolic precursors to study dynamics of posttranslational modifications in cell culture.