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Expression Atlas (http://www.ebi.ac.uk/gxa) provides information about gene and protein expression in animal and plant samples of different cell types, organism parts, developmental stages, diseases and other conditions. It consists of selected microarray and RNA-sequencing studies from ArrayExpress, which have been manually curated, annotated with ontology(More)
We present a computational pipeline for the quantification of peptides and proteins in label-free LC-MS/MS data sets. The pipeline is composed of tools from the OpenMS software framework and is applicable to the processing of large experiments (50+ samples). We describe several enhancements that we have introduced to OpenMS to realize the implementation of(More)
Non-invasive detection of colorectal cancer with blood-based markers is a critical clinical need. Here we describe a phased mass spectrometry-based approach for the discovery, screening, and validation of circulating protein biomarkers with diagnostic value. Initially, we profiled human primary tumor tissue epithelia and characterized about 300 secreted and(More)
Phosphoproteomics studies have unraveled the extent of protein phosphorylation as a key cellular regulation mechanism, but assigning functionality to specific phosphorylation events remains a major challenge. TORC1 (target of rapamycin complex 1) is a kinase-containing protein complex that transduces changes in nutrient availability into phosphorylation(More)
High-resolution mass spectrometry (MS) has become an important tool in the life sciences, contributing to the diagnosis and understanding of human diseases, elucidating biomolecular structural information and characterizing cellular signaling networks. However, the rapid growth in the volume and complexity of MS data makes transparent, accurate and(More)
Streptococcus pyogenes is a major bacterial pathogen and a potent inducer of inflammation causing plasma leakage at the site of infection. A combination of label-free quantitative mass spectrometry-based proteomics strategies were used to measure how the intracellular proteome homeostasis of S. pyogenes is influenced by the presence of human plasma,(More)
Complete annotation of the human genome is indispensable for medical research. The GENCODE consortium strives to provide this, augmenting computational and experimental evidence with manual annotation. The rapidly developing field of proteogenomics provides evidence for the translation of genes into proteins and can be used to discover and refine gene(More)
BACKGROUND Replication capacity (RC) of specific HIV isolates is occasionally blamed for unexpected treatment responses. However, the role of viral RC in response to antiretroviral therapy is not yet fully understood. MATERIALS AND METHODS We developed a method for predicting RC from genotype using support vector machines (SVMs) trained on about 300(More)
Proteogenomics leverages information derived from proteomic data to improve genome annotations. Of particular interest are "novel" peptides that provide direct evidence of protein expression for genomic regions not previously annotated as protein-coding. We present a modular, automated data analysis pipeline aimed at detecting such "novel" peptides in(More)
In recent work we could show that sensitized human T lymphocytes reveal altered STAT6/STAT1 in terms of DNAbinding balance compared to normal controls [1,2]. As STAT3 is specific for Th17 signal transduction, and this cell type can play a dominant role in B cell regulation and induction of allergic, inflammatory and autoimmune disorders [3, for review 4],(More)