Jerry D. Holman

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After raw data have been captured by mass spectrometers in biological LC-MS/MS experiments, they must be converted from vendor-specific binary files to open-format files for manipulation by most software. This protocol details the use of ProteoWizard software for this conversion, taking format features, coding options, and vendor particularities into(More)
Frequently, proteomic LC-MS/MS data may contain sets of modifications that evade identification during standard database search. For many laboratories, the standard technique to seek posttranslational modifications (PTMs) adds a short list of specified mass shifts to database search configuration. This technique provides information for only the specified(More)
In shotgun proteomics, database search algorithms rely on fragmentation models to predict fragment ions that should be observed for a given peptide sequence. The most widely used strategy (Naive model) is oversimplified, cleaving all peptide bonds with equal probability to produce fragments of all charges below that of the precursor ion. More accurate(More)
The NCI Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) employed a pair of reference xenograft proteomes for initial platform validation and ongoing quality control of its data collection for The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) tumors. These two xenografts, representing basal and luminal-B human breast cancer, were fractionated and analyzed on six mass(More)
The identification of peptides and proteins by LC-MS/MS requires the use of bioinformatics. Tools developed in the Tabb Laboratory contribute significant flexibility and discrimination to this process. The Bumbershoot tools (MyriMatch, DirecTag, TagRecon, and Pepitome) enable the identification of peptides represented by MS/MS scans. All of these tools can(More)
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