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Pollen, the male gametophyte of flowering plants, represents an ideal biological system to study developmental processes, such as cell polarity, tip growth, and morphogenesis. Upon hydration, the metabolically quiescent pollen rapidly switches to an active state, exhibiting extremely fast growth. This rapid switch requires relevant proteins to be stored in(More)
Bradyrhizobium japonicum, a gram-negative soil bacterium that establishes an N(2)-fixing symbiosis with its legume host soybean (Glycine max), has been used as a symbiosis model system. Using a sensitive geLC-MS/MS proteomics approach, we report the identification of 2315 B. japonicum strain USDA110 proteins (27.8% of the theoretical proteome) that are(More)
Protein modifications play a major role for most biological processes in living organisms. Amino-terminal acetylation of proteins is a common modification found throughout the tree of life: the N-terminus of a nascent polypeptide chain becomes co-translationally acetylated, often after the removal of the initiating methionine residue. While the enzymes and(More)
One of the major goals of proteomics is the comprehensive and accurate description of a proteome. Shotgun proteomics, the method of choice for the analysis of complex protein mixtures, requires that experimentally observed peptides are mapped back to the proteins they were derived from. This process is also known as protein inference. We present Markovian(More)
Proteomes, the ensembles of all proteins expressed by cells or tissues, are typically analysed by mass spectrometry. Recent technical and computational advances have greatly increased the fraction of a proteome that can be identified and quantified in a single study. Current mass spectrometry-based proteomic strategies have the potential to reproducibly,(More)
647 To the Editor: Direct protein profiling offers unique insights beyond those afforded by transcriptomics or genomics technologies. These include information about the abundance level, posttranslational modifications and interaction partners of proteins. Shotgun proteomics1 is the method of choice for the comprehensive analysis of complex protein(More)
Drosophila melanogaster is emerging as a powerful model system for the study of cardiac disease. Establishing peptide and protein maps of the Drosophila heart is central to implementation of protein network studies that will allow us to assess the hallmarks of Drosophila heart pathogenesis and gauge the degree of conservation with human disease mechanisms(More)
We present a novel approach to visualize time-varying matrices. This approach is based on combining multidimensional scaling and the reorderable matrix method. An adapted version of multidimensional scaling which allows the construction of similarity plots for columns/rows of time-varying matrices is proposed. In addition, we have extended the reorderable(More)