Jianru Stahl-Zeng

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Fragile X syndrome (FXS), the most common form of hereditary mental retardation, is caused by a loss-of-function mutation of the Fmr1 gene, which encodes fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP). FMRP affects dendritic protein synthesis, thereby causing synaptic abnormalities. Here, we used a quantitative proteomics approach in an FXS mouse model to(More)
The detection and quantification of plasma (serum) proteins at or below the ng/ml concentration range are of critical importance for the discovery and evaluation of new protein biomarkers. This has been achieved either by the development of high sensitivity ELISA or other immunoassays for specific proteins or by the extensive fractionation of the plasma(More)
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) with delayed extraction (DE) has been optimized for mass analysis of high-mass proteins and glycoproteins with masses above 25,000 Da. Under optimized experimental conditions, i.e. using a weak extraction field strength and a long delay time, a steep drop in mass resolution above 30,000 Da is no longer(More)
Major outer membrane proteins with porin activity were isolated from cell envelopes of the halophilic strains Ectothiorhodospira shaposhnikovii N1 and Ectothiorhodospira vacuolataβ1. The porins were obtained as oligomers. They dissociated into monomers by heat or EDTA treatment. The molecular masses of the monomers were determined by mass spectrometry to be(More)
To unravel molecular targets involved in glycopeptide resistance, three isogenic strains of Staphylococcus aureus with different susceptibility levels to vancomycin or teicoplanin were subjected to whole-genome microarray-based transcription and quantitative proteomic profiling. Quantitative proteomics performed on membrane extracts showed exquisite(More)
Quantitative analysis of synaptic proteomes from specific brain regions is important for our understanding of the molecular basis of neuroplasticity and brain disorders. In the present study we have optimized comparative synaptic proteome analysis to quantitate proteins of the synaptic membrane fraction isolated from the hippocampus of wild type mice and(More)
Microcolumn liquid chromatography (LC) was interfaced with matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) for separation and identification of peptides present in single neurons from the brain of the snail Lymnaea stagnalis. The nanoliter microcolumn LC effluent, mixed off-line with nanoliter matrix solution, was(More)
Ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with high-resolution quadrupole-time of flight mass spectrometry with both negative and positive ionization was used for comprehensively investigating the phenolic and polyphenolic compounds in berries from three spontaneous or cultivated Vaccinium species (i.e., Vaccinium myrtillus, Vaccinium uliginosum(More)
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