Egisto Boschetti

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The human urinary proteome has been reassessed and re-evaluated via a novel concentration/equalization technique, exploiting beads coated with hexameric peptide ligand libraries. These beads act by capturing the whole protein spectra contained in the sample, by drastically reducing the level of the most abundant species, while strongly concentrating the(More)
We report the proteomic characterization of the venom of the medically important North American western diamondback rattlesnake, Crotalus atrox, using two complementary approaches: snake venomics (to gain an insight of the overall venom proteome), and two solid-phase combinatorial peptide ligand libraries (CPLL), followed by 2D electrophoresis and mass(More)
The use of two types of peptide ligand libraries (PLL), containing hexapeptides terminating either with a primary amine or modified with a terminal carboxyl group, allowed the discovery and identification of a large number of previously unreported egg white proteins. Whereas the most comprehensive list up to date ( Mann, K. , Proteomics 2007, 7, 3558- 3568(More)
The use of combinatorial peptide ligand libraries (CPLLs), containing hexapeptides terminating with a primary amine, or modified with a terminal carboxyl group, or with a terminal tertiary amine, allowed discovering and identifying a large number of previously unreported egg yolk proteins. Whereas the most comprehensive list up to date [K. Mann, M. Mann,(More)
The present review deals with prefractionation protocols used in proteomic investigation in preparation for mass spectrometry (MS) or two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE) map analysis. Briefly, reported methods focus on cell organelle differential centrifugation and on chromatographic approaches, to continue in extenso with a panoply of electrophoretic(More)
The erythrocyte cytoplasmic proteome is composed of 98% hemoglobin; the remaining 2% is largely unexplored. Here we used a combinatorial library of hexameric peptides as a capturing agent to lower the signal of hemoglobin and amplify the signal of low to very low abundance proteins in the cytoplasm of human red blood cells (RBCs). Two types of hexapeptide(More)
BACKGROUND We review here modern aspects of proteomic analysis, as displayed via orthogonal mass/charge analysis (isoelectric focusing in the first dimension, followed by sodium dodecyl sulphate electrophoresis in polyacrylamide gels, SDS-PAGE, at right angles, in the second dimension). METHODS This technique is capable of displaying a few thousand(More)
The use of combinatorial peptide ligand libraries, containing hexapeptides terminating with a primary amine, or modified with a terminal carboxyl group, allowed discovering and identifying a large number of previously unreported proteins in cow's whey. Whereas comprehensive whey protein lists progressively increased in the last 6 years from 17 unique gene(More)
The performance of sera pre-treatments for biomarker discovery has been recently assessed as very poor not only for immuno-subtraction, in turn evaluated as a tool unable to look deep into the low-abundance proteome (LAP) and thus incapable to lead to any novel biomarker discovery (J Proteome Res 2010;9:4982-4991), but also for combinatorial peptide ligand(More)
The discovery of polypeptides and proteins with relevance to a particular biological state is complicated by their vast number and concentration range in most biological mixtures. Depletion methodologies are frequently used to remove the most abundant species; however, this removal not only fails significantly to enrich trace proteins, it may also(More)