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Yeast and mycelial forms of Candida albicans ATCC 10231, growing together in 12 h and in 96 h cultures, were separated and their lipids were extracted and characterized. The total lipid content of the yeast forms was always lower than that of the mycelial forms. In 12 h cultures the lipids from the two morphological forms consisted mainly of polar(More)
Micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC) with laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) was used for the rapid and sensitive detection of hydroxyproline in serum and hydrolyzed urine that were pre-column derivatized with 9-fluorenylmethyl chloroformate (FMOC). The application of the combined o-phthalaldehyde (OPA)/FMOC derivatization in MEKC for the selective(More)
In the last few years there has been an increased effort to develop technologies capable of identifying and quantifying large numbers of proteins expressed within a cell system (i.e., the proteome). The complexity of the mixtures being analyzed has made the development of effective fractionation and separation methods a critical component of this effort.(More)
A simple and rapid method for characterizing hydrophobic integral membrane proteins and its utility for membrane proteomics using microcapillary liquid chromatography coupled on-line with tandem mass spectrometry (microLC-MS/MS) is described. The present technique does not rely on the use of detergents, strong organic acids or cyanogen bromide-mediated(More)
Agents that target the two highly conserved Zn fingers of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) nucleocapsid p7 (NCp7) protein are under development as antivirals. These agents covalently modify Zn-coordinating cysteine thiolates of the fingers, causing Zn ejection, loss of native protein structure and nucleic acid binding capacity, and disruption of virus(More)
Current solution based proteomic analysis methods are generally based on enzymatic digestion of a protein mixture followed by separation using multidimensional liquid chromatography and/or electrophoresis where peptide identification is typically accomplished by tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS). It is generally accepted that no single chromatographic or(More)
We have developed an effective two-dimensional fractionation protocol of complex proteome mixtures that extends the ability to conduct more comprehensive proteome measurements. A sample containing intact proteins extracted from Saccharomyces cerevisiae was fractionated by liquid phase isoelectric focusing, followed by tryptic digestion and solid-phase(More)
A two-dimensional high performance liquid chromatography/capillary electrophoresis (HPLC/CE) instrumental set-up was assembled from commercially available equipment. Fractions of the effluent from the HPLC system are collected into microtiter plates with a microfraction collector. The fractions are then dried under vacuum at room temperature, reconstituted,(More)
Analytical methods optimized for micellar F5cys-MP-PEG(2000)-DPSE protein-lipopolymer conjugate are presented. The apparent micelle molecular weight, determined by size exclusion chromatography, ranged from 330 to 960 kDa. The F5cys antibody and conjugate melting points, determined by differential scanning calorimetry, were near 82 degrees C. Traditional(More)