George Janini

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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)
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)
Changes in serum proteins that signal histopathological states, such as cancer, are useful diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers. Unfortunately, the large dynamic concentration range of proteins in serum makes it a challenging proteome to effectively characterize. Typically, methods to deplete highly abundant proteins to decrease this dynamic protein(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)
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)
In this study, we utilized a multidimensional peptide separation strategy combined with tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) for the identification of proteins in human serum. After enzymatically digesting serum with trypsin, the peptides were fractionated using liquid-phase isoelectric focusing (IEF) in a novel ampholyte-free format. Twenty IEF fractions were(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)
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)
A novel, rugged capillary electrophoresis-electrospray ionization (CE-ESI) interface where the separation column, an electrical porous junction, and the spray tip are integrated on a single piece of a fused-silica capillary is described. ESI is accomplished by applying an electrical potential through an easily prepared porous junction across a 3-4-mm length(More)