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We describe here a multiplexed protein quantitation strategy that provides relative and absolute measurements of proteins in complex mixtures. At the core of this methodology is a multiplexed set of isobaric reagents that yield amine-derivatized peptides. The derivatized peptides are indistinguishable in MS, but exhibit intense low-mass MS/MS signature ions(More)
Large-scale proteomic analyses frequently rely on high-resolution peptide separation of digested protein mixtures in multiple dimensions to achieve accuracy in sample detection and sensitivity in dynamic range of coverage. This study was undertaken to demonstrate the feasibility of MALDI MS/MS with off-line coupling to HPLC for the analysis of whole cell(More)
Complete phosphorylation mapping of protein kinases was successfully undertaken using an automated LC/MS/MS approach. This method uses the direct combination of triple quadrupole and ion trapping capabilities in a hybrid triple quadrupole linear ion trap to selectively identify and sequence phosphorylated peptides. In particular, the use of a precursor ion(More)
Comparative proteome analysis of developmental stages of the human pathogen Trypanosoma cruzi was carried out by isotope-coded affinity tag technology (ICAT) associated with liquid cromatography-mass spectrometry peptide sequencing (LC-MS/MS). Protein extracts of the protozoan trypomastigote and amastigote stages were labeled with heavy (D8) and light (D0)(More)
As a test case for optimizing how to perform proteomics experiments, we chose a yeast model system in which the UPF1 gene, a protein involved in nonsense-mediated mRNA decay, was knocked out by homologous recombination. The results from five complete isotope-coded affinity tag (ICAT) experiments were combined, two using matrix-assisted laser(More)
Miniaturized liquid chromatography nanoseparation in combination with minigel fractionation of human primary cell nuclei is presented. We obtained high-sensitivity and high-throughput identification of expressed proteins by subcellular fractionation and nanocapillary liquid chromatography interfaced to both electrospray ionization (ESI)- and matrix-assisted(More)
We hereby report on a three year project initiative undertaken by our research team encompassing large-scale protein expression profiling and annotations of human primary lung fibroblast cells. An overview is given of proteomic studies of the fibroblast target cell involved in several diseases such as asthma, idiopatic pulmonary disease, and COPD. It has(More)
Certain structures of heparan sulfate (HS) inhibit cell proliferation of fibroblasts. Whether this inhibition is dependent on inhibition of mitogenic signaling pathways or nuclear translocation of HS is unknown. In this study we investigated possible mechanism(s) and structural requirements by which antiproliferative glycosaminoglycans exert their effects(More)
Tumor types can be defined cytologically by their regions of chromosomal amplification, which often results in the high expression of both mRNA and proteins of certain genes contained within the amplicon. An important strategy for defining therapeutically relevant targets in these situations is to ascertain which genes are amplified at the protein level(More)