Jenny Rivers

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An important area of proteomics involves the need for quantification, whether relative or absolute. Many methods now exist for relative quantification, but to support biomarker proteomics and systems biology, absolute quantification rather than relative quantification is required. Absolute quantification usually involves the concomitant mass spectrometric(More)
Stable isotope-labeled proteotypic peptides are used as surrogate standards for absolute quantification of proteins in proteomics. However, a stable isotope-labeled peptide has to be synthesized, at relatively high cost, for each protein to be quantified. To multiplex protein quantification, we developed a method in which gene design de novo is used to(More)
The 'protein world' exhibits additional complexity caused by post-translational modifications. One such process is nonenzymic deamidation of asparagine which is controlled partly by primary sequence, but also higher order protein structure. We have studied the deamidation of an N-terminal peptide in muscle glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase to relate(More)
Immobilized combinatorial peptide libraries have been advocated as a strategy for equalization of the dynamic range of a typical proteome. The technology has been applied predominantly to blood plasma and other biological fluids such as urine, but has not been used extensively to address the issue of dynamic range in tissue samples. Here, we have applied(More)
MOTIVATION High-resolution mass spectrometers generate large data files that are complex, noisy and require extensive processing to extract the optimal data from raw spectra. This processing is readily achieved in software and is often embedded in manufacturers' instrument control and data processing environments. However, the speed of this data processing(More)
MOTIVATION Peptide mass fingerprinting (PMF) is a method for protein identification in which a protein is fragmented by a defined cleavage protocol (usually proteolysis with trypsin), and the masses of these products constitute a 'fingerprint' that can be searched against theoretical fingerprints of all known proteins. In the first stage of PMF, the raw(More)
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