Chuan-Yih Yu

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Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is currently used as a biomarker to diagnose prostate cancer. PSA testing has been widely used to detect and screen prostate cancer. However, in the diagnostic gray zone, the PSA test does not clearly distinguish between benign prostate hypertrophy and prostate cancer due to their overlap. To develop more specific and(More)
Glycomics aims to identify the whole set of functional glycans of glycoconjugates (attached to proteins or lipids) in biological samples. Glycoproteomics aims to characterize the complete structure of all glycoproteins in biological samples, including the glycosylation sites of proteins and the various glycan structures attached to each of these sites. Mass(More)
Isotope labeling combined with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) provides a robust platform for analyzing differential protein expression in proteomics research. We present a web service, called MaXIC-Q Web (http://ms.iis.sinica.edu.tw/MaXIC-Q_Web/), for quantitation analysis of large-scale datasets generated from proteomics experiments using(More)
Glycosylation is an important protein modification that involves enzymatic attachment of sugars to amino acid residues. Understanding the structure of these sugars and the effects of glycosylation are vital for developing indicators of disease development and progression. Although computational methods based on mass spectrometric data have proven to be(More)
The Multi-Q web server provides an automated data analysis tool for multiplexed protein quantitation based on the iTRAQ labeling method. The web server is designed as a platform that can accommodate various input data formats from search engines and mass spectrometer manufacturers. Compared to the previous stand-alone version, the new web server version(More)
UNLABELLED As a common post-translational modification, protein glycosylation plays an important role in many biological processes, and it is known to be associated with human diseases. Mass spectrometry (MS)-based glycomic profiling techniques have been developed to measure the abundances of glycans in complex biological samples and applied to the(More)
RATIONALE Liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) is currently considered to be a conventional glycomics analysis strategy due to the high sensitivity and ability to handle complex biological samples. Interpretation of LC/MS data is a major bottleneck in high-throughput glycomics LC/MS-based analysis. The complexity of LC/MS data associated with(More)
Glycan moieties of glycoproteins modulate many biological processes in mammals, such as immune response, inflammation, and cell signaling. Numerous studies show that many human diseases are correlated with quantitative alteration of protein glycosylation. In some cases, these changes can occur for certain types of glycans over specific sites in a(More)
We report analysis of N-glycans derived from disease-free individuals and patients with Barrett's esophagus, high-grade dysplasia, and esophageal adenocarcinoma by microchip electrophoresis with laser-induced fluorescence detection. Serum samples in 10 μL aliquots are enzymatically treated to cleave the N-glycans that are subsequently reacted with(More)
Glycosylation is one of the most common post-translational modifications in proteins, existing in ~50% of mammalian proteins. Several research groups have demonstrated that mass spectrometry is an efficient technique for glycopeptide identification; however, this problem is still challenging because of the enormous diversity of glycan structures and the(More)