Benito Cañas

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Sample preparation is a fundamental step in the proteomics workflow. However, it is not easy to find compiled information updating this subject. In this paper, the strategies and protocols for protein extraction and identification, following either classical or second generation proteomics methodologies, are reviewed. Procedures for: tissue disruption, cell(More)
Species differentiation is important for the early detection and identification of pathogenic and food-spoilage microorganisms that may be present in fish and seafood products. The main 26 species of seafood spoilage and pathogenic Gram-negative bacteria, including Aeromonas hydrophila, Acinetobacter baumanii, Pseudomonas spp., and Enterobacter spp. among(More)
Selenium is an essential element in the human diet. Interestingly, there has been an increased consumption of dietary supplements containing this element in the form of either inorganic or organic compounds. The effect of using selenium as a dietary supplement in yogurt has been evaluated. For this purpose, different concentrations of inorganic Se (ranging(More)
The characterization by de novo peptide sequencing of the different protein nucleoside diphosphate kinase B (NDK B) from all the commercial hakes and grenadiers belonging to the family Merlucciidae is reported. A classical proteomics approach, consisting of two-dimmensional gel electrophoresis, tryptic in-gel digestion of the excised spots, MALDI-TOF MS,(More)
The three-dimensional structure of the Manduca sexta midgut V(1) ATPase has been determined at 3.2 nm resolution from electron micrographs of negatively stained specimens. The V(1) complex has a barrel-like structure 11 nm in height and 13.5 nm in diameter. It is hexagonal in the top view, whereas in the side view, the six large subunits A and B are(More)
In the late 1980s, the advent of soft ionization techniques capable of generating stable gas phase ions from thermally unstable biomolecules, namely matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) and electrospray ionization (ESI), laid the way for the development of a set of powerful alternatives to the traditional Edman chemistry for the structural(More)
The human milk fat globule membrane protein composition is still largely unknown, although it counts for 2-4% of the total milk protein content and contains several important biologically active components. The aim of this work was to create a two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE) map of the human milk fat globule membrane proteins, both integral and(More)
The rapid identification of food pathogenic and spoilage bacteria is important to ensure food quality and safety. Seafood contaminated with pathogenic bacteria is one of the major causes of food intoxications, and the rapid spoilage of seafood products results in high economic losses. In this study, a collection of the main seafood pathogenic and spoilage(More)
The interaction of the antitumor drug cisplatin with insulin was studied using a top-down mass spectrometric approach. In vitro incubations were prepared under acidic and physiological conditions at different insulin/cisplatin molar ratios for different incubation times. Size exclusion chromatography-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (SEC-ICPMS)(More)
A laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS)-based methodology is presented for Pt, Cu, and Zn bioimaging on whole kidney 3 μm sagittal sections from rats treated with pharmacological doses of cisplatin, which were sacrificed once renal damage had taken place. Pt turned out to accumulate in the kidney cortex and corticomedullary(More)