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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)
Previous algorithms to obtain reduced-order models by balanced truncation in a single step either require a very speci®c way to solve a pair of Lyapunov equations or are suitable only for scalar or symmetric MIMO systems. In this paper, model reduction is revisited and an algorithm to obtain a reduced order model in one step only is proposed. As in the(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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Raw glycerol is a byproduct of biodiesel production that currently has low to negative value for biodiesel producers. One option for increasing the value of raw glycerol is to use it as a feedstock for microbial production. Bacillus subtilis LSFM 05 was used for the production of fengycin in a mineral medium containing raw glycerol as the sole carbon(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate protein expression profile and to quantify proteins present in seminal plasma from men with spinal cord injury (SCI) and healthy men without SCI. DESIGN Experimental study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENT(S) Twelve SCI patients divided into two groups, six who underwent electroejaculation (EEJ) and six who underwent penile(More)
This work describes the optimization of a cloud point extraction (CPE) method for casein proteins from cow milk samples. To promote phase separation, polyoxyethylene(8) isooctylphenyl ether (Triton X-114) and sodium chloride (NaCl) were used as nonionic surfactant and electrolyte, respectively. Using multivariate studies, four major CPE variables were(More)