J. S. Garcia

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A bottom-up label-free mass spectrometric proteomic strategy was used to analyse the protein profiles of the human embryonic secretome. Culture media samples used for embryonic culture of patients undergoing intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles were selected as a test case for this exploratory proof-of-principle study. The media were stored after embryo(More)
The use of mass spectrometry to identify recombinant proteins that are expressed in total soluble proteins (TSPs) from plant extracts is necessary to accelerate further processing steps. For example, the method consists of TSP sample preparation and trypsin digestion prior to the preliminary characterization using nanoUPLC-MS(E) analysis of the recombinant(More)
Six protocols for extraction of proteins from sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) leaves were evaluated for their abilities in both removing interferents and attaining the best resolution in two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. "Classical" phenol extraction followed by precipitation with ammonium acetate in methanol displayed the most efficient protocol, which(More)
Methods used for lipid analysis in embryos and oocytes usually involve selective lipid extraction from a pool of many samples followed by chemical manipulation, separation and characterization of individual components by chromatographic techniques. Herein we report direct analysis by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS)(More)
This review describes recent tendencies for metal-binding and metalloprotein analysis, emphasizing metal quantification in proteins through X-ray, atomic absorption, mass spectrometric techniques, and others. Hyphenated techniques such as capillary electrophoresis-synchrotron radiation X-ray fluorescence (CE-SRXRF), laser ablation-inductively coupled(More)
Using easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry (EASI-MS), fast and non-destructive fingerprinting identification and aging of ballpoint pen ink writings have been performed directly from paper surfaces under ordinary ambient conditions. EASI-MS data obtained directly from the ink lines showed that pens from different brands provide typical ink(More)
Background : A broader view of living systems complexity is bringing important contributions to biological sciences, since the genome expression is affected by other classes of molecules, which in their turn interact themselves in cellular metabolic pathways and biochemical networks. This level of information has been made possible by the emergence of the(More)
Changes in protein levels and lipid compositions in algal cells indicate the severity of stress related to toxic concentrations of heavy metals. In this study, the effects of exposure to cadmium and copper on Chlorella vulgaris and its capacity to remove metals were evaluated. The data revealed ion removal activity by microalgae under all treatments and(More)
Direct-infusion electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry [ESI(+)-MS] of several milk powder samples, confiscated by the Brazilian Federal Police, showed ions accounting for sodiated and potassiated molecules of disaccharides (m/z 365 and 381) as well as trisaccharides (m/z 527 and 543), whereas monosaccharide ions were not detected. The trisaccharide ions(More)
Metal-ion contamination (Cd, Cu, Pb, and Zn) on sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) growth and total leaf protein expression were studied in the present work. The height, mass production, and metal distribution (Ca, K, Fe, Mg, Na, and P) in all plant fractions (roots, stems, and leaves) were evaluated. Sunflowers plants contaminated with four metal ions(More)