In-depth proteomic profiling of the Singapore grouper iridovirus virion

  • Defu Yao
  • Yingfu Liu
  • Xiuli Chen
  • Teck Kwang Lim
  • Lili Wang
  • Jude Juventus Aweya
  • Yueling ZhangEmail author
  • Qingsong LinEmail author
Brief Report


Singapore grouper iridovirus (SGIV) is a lethal grouper virus containing 162 predicted ORFs. Previous proteomic studies led to identification of 73 SGIV structural proteins. Here, SDS-assisted tube-gel digestion and DOC-assisted in-solution digestion coupled with LC-ESI-MS/MS were applied to further profile the SGIV structural proteome. We identified a total of 90 SGIV structural proteins including 24 newly reported proteins. Additionally, several PTMs were identified, including 26 N-terminal acetylated proteins, three phosphorylated proteins, and one myristoylated protein. Importantly, 47 of the proteins that were identified are predicted to contain conserved domains. Our work greatly expands the repertoire of the SGIV structural proteome and provides more insight into the biology of SGIV.





ammonium persulfate


sodium deoxycholate


electrospray ionization


formic acid


relative and absolute quantification


liquid chromatography


mass spectrometry


tandem mass spectrometry


matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization


methyl methanethiosulfonate


open reading frame


post-translational modification


sodium dodecyl sulfate


triethylammonium bicarbonate


tris-(2-carboxyethyl) phosphine


trifluoroacetic acid




one-dimensional gel electrophoresis



We acknowledge Dr. Jinlu Wu of the National University of Singapore for kindly providing us with grouper embryonic cells and SGIV. This work was sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (no. 31702387) and the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (no. 2018M630973).

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

The research reported here did not involve experimentation with human participants or animals.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Defu Yao
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yingfu Liu
    • 3
  • Xiuli Chen
    • 4
  • Teck Kwang Lim
    • 2
  • Lili Wang
    • 2
  • Jude Juventus Aweya
    • 1
  • Yueling Zhang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Qingsong Lin
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Biology and Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Marine Biotechnology, Faculty of ScienceShantou UniversityShantouChina
  2. 2.Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of ScienceNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Department of Basic Medical Sciences, School of medicineXiamen UniversityXiamenChina
  4. 4.Guangxi Key Laboratory of Aquatic Genetic Breeding and Healthy AquacultureGuangxi Academy of Fishery SciencesNanningChina

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