Emmanuel J. Chang

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We describe a strategy, which we term hypothesis-driven multiple-stage mass spectrometry (HMS-MS), for the sensitive detection and identification of phosphopeptides derived from enzymatic digests of phosphoproteins. In this strategy, we postulate that any or all of the potential sites of phosphorylation in a given protein may be phosphorylated. Using this(More)
Semiconductor nanocrystals are 1-10nm inorganic particles with unique size-dependent optical and electrical properties due to quantum confinement (so they are also called quantum dots). Quantum dots are new types of fluorescent materials for biological labeling with high quantum efficiency, long-term photostability, narrow emission, and continuous(More)
Bacteriophages are bacterial viruses that infect bacterial cells, and they have developed ingenious mechanisms to modify the bacterial RNA polymerase. Using a rapid, specific, single-step affinity isolation procedure to purify Escherichia coli RNA polymerase from bacteriophage T4-infected cells, we have identified bacteriophage T4-dependent modifications of(More)
Protein phosphorylation, mediated by a family of enzymes called cyclin-dependent kinases (Cdks), plays a central role in the cell-division cycle of eukaryotes. Phosphorylation by Cdks directs the cell cycle by modifying the function of regulators of key processes such as DNA replication and mitotic progression. Here, we present a novel computational(More)
MicroRNAs are key regulators associated with numerous diseases. In HEK293 cells, miR-153-3p and miR-205-5p down-regulate alpha-synuclein (SNCA) and Leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2), two key proteins involved in Parkinson's disease (PD). We have used two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2D-PAGE) coupled to mass spectrometry (MS) to identify a spectrum of(More)
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"Magnetic structure of light nuclei from lattice QCD." Phys. Rev. Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use. The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. Lattice QCD(More)
Parkinson’s disease and other synucleinopathies are characterized by the presence of intra-neuronal protein aggregates enriched in the presynaptic protein α-synuclein. α-synuclein is considered an intrinsically disordered 14 kDa monomer, and although poorly understood, its transition to higher-order multimeric species may play central roles in healthy(More)
tRNase Z, a member of the metallo-b-lactamase family, endonucleolytically removes the pre-tRNA 39 trailer in a step central to tRNA maturation. The short form (tRNase Z S) is the only one found in bacteria and archaebacteria and is also present in some eukaryotes. The homologous long form (tRNase Z L), exclusively found in eukaryotes, consists of related(More)
tRNase Z, a member of the metallo-β-lactamase family, endonucleolytically removes the pre-tRNA 3' trailer in a step central to tRNA maturation. The short form (tRNase Z(S)) is the only one found in bacteria and archaebacteria and is also present in some eukaryotes. The homologous long form (tRNase Z(L)), exclusively found in eukaryotes, consists of related(More)