Erica Marie Hartmann

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BACKGROUND Everolimus (Evl) plus tacrolimus (Tac) in de novo renal transplantation is effective and safe. Whether the concentration of Evl affects efficacy and safety in a Tac-based regimen has not been previously reported. AIM To evaluate whether the concentration of Evl affects biopsy-proven acute rejection (BPAR), renal function, adverse events (AEs);(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical data are lacking concerning concomitant administration of everolimus and tacrolimus in renal transplant recipients. METHODS In a prospective, multicenter, open-label, exploratory, randomized, 6-month study, 92 de novo renal transplant patients received everolimus, steroids, and basiliximab with low or standard tacrolimus exposure. The(More)
Proteogenomics sensu stricto refers to the use of proteomic data to refine the annotation of genomes from model organisms. Because of the limitations of automatic annotation pipelines, a relatively high number of errors occur during the structural annotation of genes coding for proteins. Whether putative orphan sequences or short genes encoding(More)
This critical review presents challenges and strategies in the detection of viral contaminants in food products. Adenovirus, caliciviruses, enteroviruses, and hepatitis A are emerging contaminant viruses. These viruses contaminate a variety of food products, including fruits, vegetables, shellfish, and ready-to-eat processed foods. The diversity of targets(More)
UNLABELLED Previously, large-scale proteomics was possible only for organisms whose genomes were sequenced, meaning the most common model organisms. The use of next-generation sequencers is now changing the deal. With "proteogenomics", the use of experimental proteomics data to refine genome annotations, a higher integration of omics data is gaining ground.(More)
Proteogenomics consists of the annotation or reannotation of protein-coding nucleic acid sequences based on the empirical observation of their gene products. While functional annotation of predicted genes is increasingly feasible given the multiplicity of genomes available for many branches of the tree of life, the accurate annotation of the translational(More)
Given the ease of whole genome sequencing with next-generation sequencers, structural and functional gene annotation is now purely based on automated prediction. However, errors in gene structure are frequent, the correct determination of start codons being one of the main concerns. Here, we combine protein N termini derivatization using(More)
Chlorinated congeners of dibenzo-p-dioxin and dibenzofuran are widely dispersed pollutants that can be treated using microorganisms, such as the Sphingomonas wittichii RW1 bacterium, able to transform some of them into non-toxic substances. The enzymes of the upper pathway for dibenzo-p-dioxin degradation in S. wittichii RW1 have been biochemically and(More)
Currently, proteomic tools are able to establish a complete list of the most abundant proteins present in a sample, providing the opportunity to study at high resolution the physiology of any bacteria for which the genome sequence is available. For a comprehensive list, proteins should be first resolved into fractions that are then proteolyzed by trypsin.(More)
Public transit systems are ideal for studying the urban microbiome and interindividual community transfer. In this study, we used 16S amplicon and shotgun metagenomic sequencing to profile microbial communities on multiple transit surfaces across train lines and stations in the Boston metropolitan transit system. The greatest determinant of microbial(More)