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We investigated and compared three approaches for shotgun protein identification by combining MS and MS/MS information using LTQ-Orbitrap high mass accuracy data. In the first approach, we employed a unique mass identifier method where MS peaks matched to peptides predicted from proteins identified from an MS/MS database search are first subtracted before(More)
Phosphoproteomics, the targeted study of a subfraction of the proteome which is modified by phosphorylation, has become an indispensable tool to study cell signaling dynamics. We described a methodology that linked phosphoproteome and proteome analysis based on Ba2+ binding properties of amino acids. This technology selected motif-specific phosphopeptides(More)
The effect of testosterone on growth hormone (GH) secretory pattern during a 6-hour continuous infusion of human GH-releasing factor (GRF) (1-44) NH2 was observed in unrestrained adult female Wistar rats. Rats had been ovariectomized or sham operated 6 weeks previously. Three weeks after the ovariectomy, the rats received sesame oil or testosterone(More)
The calcium-binding proteins S100A8 and S100A9 can dimerize to form calprotectin, the release of which during tissue damage has been implicated in inflammation and metastasis. However, receptor(s) mediating the physiologic and pathophysiologic effects of this damage-associated "danger signal" are uncertain. In this study, searching for candidate(More)
A radioimmunoassay (RIA) for human pro-LRF(14-69)OH was developed with an antiserum, generated in a rabbit, to [Tyr67]pro-LRF(47-67)NH2 conjugated to BSA. This antiserum bound 28-32% of [125I]pro-LRF(14-69)OH at a final dilution of 1:2500 and the binding was inhibited by pro-LRF(14-69)OH in a dose-dependent manner. The sensitivity of the RIA was 31.2-62.5(More)
Filaggrin protein is synthesized in the stratum granulosum of the skin and contributes to the formation of the human skin barrier. Profilaggrin is cleaved by proteolytic enzymes and converted to functional filaggrin, but its processing mechanism remains not fully elucidated. Kallikrein-related peptidase 5 (KLK5) is a major serine protease found in the skin,(More)
Shotgun proteomics typically uses multidimensional LC/MS/MS analysis of enzymatically digested proteins, where strong cation-exchange (SCX) and reversed-phase (RP) separations are coupled to increase the separation power and dynamic range of analysis. Here we report an on-line multidimensional LC method using an anion- and cation-exchange mixed bed for the(More)
The receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) is thought to be involved in the pathogenesis of a broad range of inflammatory, degenerative and hyperproliferative diseases. It binds to diverse ligands and activates multiple intracellular signaling pathways. Despite these pivotal functions, molecular events just downstream of ligand-activated RAGE(More)
Multidimensional separation is one of the most successful approaches for proteomics studies that deal with complex samples. We have developed an automated ultra-high-pressure multidimensional liquid chromatography system that operates up to approximately 20 kpsi to improve separations and increase protein coverage from limited amount of samples. The(More)