Hakan Sarioglu

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The ricinosome (synonym, precursor protease vesicle) is a novel organelle, found so far exclusively in plant cells. Electron microscopic studies suggest that it buds off from the endoplasmic reticulum in senescing tissues. Biochemical support for this unusual origin now comes from the composition of the purified organelle, which contains large amounts of a(More)
Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue has recently gained interest as an alternative to fresh/frozen tissue for retrospective protein biomarker discovery. However, during the fixation process, proteins undergo degradation and cross-linking, making conventional protein analysis technologies problematic. In this study, we have compared several(More)
Mutations in leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) are the single most common cause of inherited Parkinson's disease. Little is known about its involvement in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease mainly because of the lack of knowledge about the physiological role of LRRK2. To determine the function of LRRK2, we studied the impact of short hairpin(More)
Mammalian thioredoxin reductase (TrxR) catalyzes reduction of thioredoxin and many other substrates, and is a central enzyme for cell proliferation and thiol redox control. The enzyme is a selenoprotein and can therefore, like all other mammalian selenoproteins, not be directly expressed in Escherichia coli, since selenocysteine-containing proteins are(More)
Mutations in leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) that increase its kinase activity associate with familial forms of Parkinson disease (PD). As phosphorylation determines the functional state of most protein kinases, we systematically mapped LRRK2 phosphorylation sites by mass spectrometry. Our analysis revealed a high degree of constitutive phosphorylation(More)
When nanoparticles (NP) enter the body they come into contact with body fluids containing proteins which can adsorb to their surface. These proteins may influence the NP interactions with the biological vicinity, eventually determining their biological fate inside the body. Adsorption of the most abundantly binding proteins was studied after an in vitro 24(More)
The human plasma protein patterns obtained by two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (2-D PAGE) is a good model system for post-translational modifications because of the existence of several "ladders" of protein spots [Anderson, N. L., Anderson, N. G., Electrophoresis 1991, 12, 883-906], so-called "trains" of spots. Our investigation of several(More)
In recent years, nitric oxide (NO) has been recognized as a signalling molecule of plants, being involved in diverse processes like germination, root growth, stomatal closing, and responses to various stresses. A mechanism of how NO can regulate physiological processes is the modulation of cysteine residues of proteins (S-nitrosylation) by(More)
Proteomics-based approaches allow us to investigate the biology of cancer beyond genomic initiatives. We used histology-based matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) imaging mass spectrometry to identify proteins that predict disease outcome in gastric cancer after surgical resection. A total of 181 intestinal-type primary resected gastric(More)
BACKGROUND Radiation therapy treatment of breast cancer, Hodgkin's disease or childhood cancers expose the heart to high local radiation doses, causing an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in the survivors decades after the treatment. The mechanisms that underlie the radiation damage remain poorly understood so far. Previous data show that impairment(More)