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OprG of Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a member of the very large and widely distributed but poorly characterized OmpW (PF0392) family of outer membrane proteins. It was established here that OprG was highly transcribed in anaerobic environments rich in iron via the ANR regulator. In the absence of OprG, P. aeruginosa was significantly less cytotoxic toward(More)
One of the challenges associated with large-scale proteome analysis using tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) and automated database searching is to reduce the number of false positive identifications without sacrificing the number of true positives found. In this work, a systematic investigation of the effect of 2MEGA labeling (N-terminal dimethylation after(More)
Eflornithine [2-(difluoromethyl)-DL-ornithine monohydrochloride, monohydrate; DFMO] is an ornithine decarboxylase inhibitor used to treat Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) in AIDS patients unresponsive or intolerant to conventional drug therapy. A reversed-phase HPLC method utilizing precolumn dansylation is described which permits the analysis of DFMO(More)
Bax, a Bcl-2 interacting protein, plays a central role in several stimuli-induced apoptosis pathways through its functional and physical interactions with various biologically important proteins. Identification of the Bax-modulating protein network should be useful to further our understanding of Bax-mediated apoptosis. For the first time, we performed(More)
The reactivities of four evolutionarily divergent extradiol dioxygenases towards mono-, di-, and trichlorinated (triCl) 2,3-dihydroxybiphenyls (DHBs) were investigated: 2,3-dihydroxybiphenyl dioxygenase (EC from Burkholderia sp. strain LB400 (DHBDLB400), DHBDP6-I and DHBDP6-III from Rhodococcus globerulus P6, and 2,2',3-trihydroxybiphenyl(More)
Due to limited sample amounts, instrument time considerations, and reagent costs, only a small number of replicate experiments are typically performed for quantitative proteome analyses. Generation of reproducible data that can be readily assessed for consistency within a small number of datasets is critical for accurate quantification. We report our(More)
Isotope labeling liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) is a major analytical platform for quantitative proteome analysis. Incorporation of isotopes used to distinguish samples plays a critical role in the success of this strategy. In this work, we optimized and automated a chemical derivatization protocol (dimethylation after guanidination, 2MEGA)(More)
[reaction: see text] Large shape-persistent conjugated macrocycles with tunable pore diameters in the nanometer regime were prepared by a simple, one-pot procedure. These new self-assembled macrocycles contain rings of 48-66 covalently bonded atoms and can bind multiple metal ions, forming soluble luminescent complexes.
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