Irina Perdivara

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Mass spectrometric approaches have recently gained increasing access to molecular immunology and several methods have been developed that enable detailed chemical structure identification of antigen-antibody interactions. Selective proteolytic digestion and MS-peptide mapping (epitope excision) has been successfully employed for epitope identification of(More)
Cyclophilin B (CyPB), encoded by PPIB, is an ER-resident peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerase (PPIase) that functions independently and as a component of the collagen prolyl 3-hydroxylation complex. CyPB is proposed to be the major PPIase catalyzing the rate-limiting step in collagen folding. Mutations in PPIB cause recessively inherited osteogenesis(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most prevalent form of age-related neurodementia. The accumulation of beta-amyloid polypeptide (Abeta) in brain is generally believed to be a key event in AD. The recent discovery of physiological beta-amyloid autoantibodies represents a promising perspective for treatment and early diagnosis of AD. The mechanisms by which(More)
A novel strategy was developed to extend the application of electrospray ionization (ESI) Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (FTICR) mass spectrometry (MS) to the analysis of long-chain polysaccharides. High molecular weight polydisperse maltodextrins (poly-alpha(1-4) glucose) and dextrans (poly-alpha(1-6) glucose) were chosen as model compounds in(More)
Recently, we reported the characterization of the glycans attached at the 11 N-glycosylation sites of Hepatitis C virus E2 envelope glycoprotein by tandem mass spectro-metry. Infections caused by Hepatitis C virus represent the main cause of liver diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The N-linked sugars consist primarily of(More)
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