Hans-Dieter Zucht

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Multivariate partial least square (PLS) regression allows the modeling of complex biological events, by considering different factors at the same time. It is unaffected by data collinearity, representing a valuable method for modeling high-dimensional biological data (as derived from genomics, proteomics and peptidomics). In presence of multiple responses,(More)
Expression profiling of RNAs or proteins has become a promising means to investigate the heterogeneity of histopathologically defined classes of cancer. Peptides, representing degradation as well as processing products of proteins offer an even closer insight into cell physiology. Peptides are related to the turnover of cellular proteins and are capable to(More)
Mass spectrometric plasma analysis for biomarker discovery has become an exploratory focus in proteomic research: the challenges of analyzing plasma samples by mass spectrometry have become apparent not only since the human proteome organization (HUPO) has put much emphasis on the human plasma proteome. This work demonstrates fundamental proteomic research(More)
The large intestine of breast-fed infants is colonized predominantly by bifidobacteria, which have a protective effect against acute diarrhea. In this study we report for the first time the identification of human milk peptides that selectively stimulate the growth of bifidobacteria. Several bifidogenic peptides were purified chromatographically from(More)
The objective of this work was the application of peptidomics technologies for the detection and identification of reliable and robust biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease (AD) contributing to facilitate and further improve the diagnosis of AD. Using a new method for the comprehensive and comparative profiling of peptides, the differential peptide display(More)
Biomarker discovery in human urine has become an evolving and potentially valuable topic in relation to renal function and diseases of the urinary tract. In order to deliver on the promises and to facilitate the development of validated biomarkers or biomarker panels, protein and peptide profiling techniques need high sample throughput, speed of analysis,(More)
This report will provide a brief overview of the application of data mining in proteomic peptide profiling used for medical biomarker research. Mass spectrometry based profiling of peptides and proteins is frequently used to distinguish disease from non-disease groups and to monitor and predict drug effects. It has the promising potential to enter clinical(More)
Peptides are a paramount example of how nature diversifies from one single gene to release multiple, regulated functionalities at the desired sites and time. To achieve this, peptides are sequentially generated by a complex network of more than 500 proteases, acting at intracellular sites, upon secretion, in extracellular environments, and, finally, serving(More)
Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) are an easy accessible cellular part of the blood organ and, along with platelets, represent the only site of active gene expression in blood. These cells undergo immunophenotypic changes in various diseases and represent a peripheral source of monitoring gene expression and posttranslational modifications relevant(More)
This review addresses the concepts, limitations and perspectives for the application of peptidomics science and technologies to discover putative biomarkers in blood specimens. Peptidomics can be defined as the comprehensive multiplex analysis of endogenous peptides contained within a biological sample under defined conditions to describe the multitude of(More)