Hair cells of the inner ear undergo postnatal development that leads to formation of their sensory organelles, synaptic machinery, and in the case of cochlear outer hair cells, their electromotile mechanism. To examine how the proteome changes over development from postnatal days 0 through 7, we isolated pools of 5000 Pou4f3-Gfp positive or negative cells from the cochlea or utricles; these cell pools were analysed by data-dependent and data-independent acquisition (DDA and DIA) mass spectrometry. DDA data were used to generate spectral libraries, which enabled identification and accurate quantitation of specific proteins using the DIA datasets. DIA measurements were extremely sensitive; we were able to detect proteins present at less than one part in 100,000 from only 312 hair cells. The DDA and DIA datasets will be valuable for accurately quantifying proteins in hair cells and non-hair cells over this developmental window.
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- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
- Library and Information Sciences