Ganna Shevchenko

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Neurodegenerative disorders are often defined pathologically by the presence of protein aggregates, such as amyloid plaques composed of β-amyloid (Aβ) peptide in Alzheimer's disease. Such aggregates are the result of abnormal protein accumulation and may lead to neuronal dysfunction and cell death. In this study, APPSWE transgenic mice (Tg2576), which(More)
We have compared the brain proteome in the temporal neocortex between Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients and non-AD individuals by using shotgun mass spectrometry based on a stable isotope dimethyl labeling. A total of 827 unique proteins were identified and quantitated. Of these, 227 proteins were found in at least 9 out of 10 AD/control pairs and were(More)
Integral membrane proteins (MPs), such as transporters, receptors, and ion channels, are of great interest because of their participation in various vital cellular functions including cell-cell interactions, ion transport, and signal transduction. However, studies of MPs are complicated because of their hydrophobic nature, heterogeneity, and low abundance.(More)
The complicated secondary molecular and cellular mechanisms following traumatic brain injury (TBI) are still not fully understood. In the present study, we have used mass spectrometry to identify injury specific proteins in an in vitro model of TBI. A standardized injury was induced by scalpel cuts through a mixed cell culture of astrocytes,(More)
This study compares 16 different extraction methods for the comprehensive extraction of mouse brain proteome in combination with "shotgun"-based mass spectrometry (MS). Membrane proteins (MPs) are responsible for a large part of the regulatory functions of the cell and are therefore of great interest to extract and analyze. Sixteen protein extraction(More)
In this study, temperature-induced phase fractionation also known as cloud-point extraction (CPE) with the nonionic surfactant Triton X-114 was used to simultaneously extract hydrophobic and hydrophilic proteins from porcine brain tissue. Various protein precipitation/delipidation procedures were investigated to efficiently remove lipids and detergents(More)
UNLABELLED Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a motor neuron disease characterized by progressive muscle paralysis. Currently clinical tools for ALS diagnostics do not perform well enough and their improvement is needed. The objective of this study was to identify specific protein alterations related to the development of ALS using tiny muscle biopsies.(More)
Neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), Parkinson's disease (PD), and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are characterized by neuronal impairment that leads to disease-specific changes in the neuronal proteins. The early diagnosis of these disorders is difficult, thus, the need for identifying, developing and using valid clinically(More)
Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder accounting for more than 50% of cases of dementia. Diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease relies on cognitive tests and analysis of amyloid beta, protein tau, and hyperphosphorylated tau in cerebrospinal fluid. Although these markers provide relatively high sensitivity and specificity for early disease(More)
In this study, a temperature-induced phase fractionation known as cloud-point extraction (CPE) with the non-ionic surfactant Triton X-114 was used to simultaneously extract, concentrate, and fractionate hydrophobic and hydrophilic proteins from mouse brain tissue. Two bottom-up proteomic techniques were used to comprehensively identify the extracted(More)