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Chemical cross-linking of reactive groups in native proteins and protein complexes in combination with the identification of cross-linked sites by mass spectrometry has been in use for more than a decade. Recent advances in instrumentation, cross-linking protocols, and analysis software have led to a renewed interest in this technique, which promises to(More)
The identification of proximate amino acids by chemical cross-linking and mass spectrometry (XL-MS) facilitates the structural analysis of homogeneous protein complexes. We gained distance restraints on a modular interaction network of protein complexes affinity-purified from human cells by applying an adapted XL-MS protocol. Systematic analysis of human(More)
MOTIVATION An increasing number of protein structures are being determined for which no biochemical characterization is available. The analysis of protein structure and function assignment is becoming an unexpected challenge and a major bottleneck towards the goal of well-annotated genomes. As shape plays a crucial role in biomolecular recognition and(More)
UNLABELLED We have created PhenomicDB, a multi-species genotype/phenotype database by merging public genotype/phenotype data from a wide range of model organisms and Homo sapiens. Until now these data were available in distinct organism-specific databases (e.g. WormBase, OMIM, FlyBase and MGI). We compiled this wealth of data into a single integrated(More)
Most function prediction methods that identify cognate ligands from binding site analyses work on the assumption of molecular complementarity. These approaches build on the conjectured complementarity of geometrical and physicochemical properties between ligands and binding sites so that similar binding sites will bind similar ligands. We found that this(More)
MOTIVATION Chemical cross-linking of proteins or protein complexes and the mass spectrometry-based localization of the cross-linked amino acids in peptide sequences is a powerful method for generating distance restraints on the substrate's topology. RESULTS Here, we introduce the algorithm Xwalk for predicting and validating these cross-links on existing(More)
BACKGROUND The olive tree (Olea europaea L.) is a diploid (2n = 2x = 46) outcrossing species mainly grown in the Mediterranean area, where it is the most important oil-producing crop. Because of its economic, cultural and ecological importance, various DNA markers have been used in the olive to characterize and elucidate homonyms, synonyms and unknown(More)
Chemical cross-links identified by mass spectrometry generate distance restraints that reveal low-resolution structural information on proteins and protein complexes. The technology to reliably generate such data has become mature and robust enough to shift the focus to the question of how these distance restraints can be best integrated into molecular(More)
DNA methylation, the reversible addition of methyl groups at CpG dinucleotides, represents an important regulatory layer associated with gene expression. Changed methylation status has been noted across diverse pathological states, including cancer. The rapid development and uptake of microarrays and large scale DNA sequencing has prompted an explosion of(More)