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Recent developments in proteomics have revealed a bottleneck in bioinformatics: high-quality interpretation of acquired MS data. The ability to generate thousands of MS spectra per day, and the demand for this, makes manual methods inadequate for analysis and underlines the need to transfer the advanced capabilities of an expert human user into(More)
A simple reversed-phase nano-column purification and sample preparation technique is described, which markedly improves the mass spectrometric analysis of complex and contaminated peptide mixtures by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI). The method is simple, fast and utilizes only low-cost disposables. After loading the sample on the column(More)
A chlorobenzene reductive dehalogenase of the anaerobic dehalorespiring bacterium Dehalococcoides sp. strain CBDB1 was identified. Due to poor biomass yields, standard protein isolation procedures were not applicable. Therefore, cell extracts from cultures grown on trichlorobenzenes were separated by native polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and analyzed(More)
Chromatin remodeling and histone modifications facilitate access of transcription factors to DNA by promoting the unwinding and destabilization of histone-DNA interactions. We present DPF3, a new epigenetic key factor for heart and muscle development characterized by a double PHD finger. DPF3 is associated with the BAF chromatin remodeling complex and binds(More)
In the present study we show results of a large-scale proteome analysis of the recently sequenced plant Arabidopsis thaliana. On the basis of a previously published sequential protein extraction protocol, we prepared protein extracts from eight different A. thaliana tissues (primary leaf, leaf, stem, silique, seedling, seed, root, and inflorescence) and(More)
Proteomic studies have addressed the composition of plant chloroplast ribosomes and 70S ribosomes from the unicellular organism Chlamydomonas reinhardtii But comprehensive characterization of cytoplasmic 80S ribosomes from higher plants has been lacking. We have used two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE) and mass spectrometry (MS) to analyse the(More)
OBJECTIVE Angiotensin peptides play a central role in cardiovascular physiology and pathology. Among these peptides, angiotensin II (Ang II) has been investigated most intensively. However, further angiotensin peptides such as Ang 1-7, Ang III, and Ang IV also contribute to vascular regulation, and may elicit additional, different, or even opposite effects(More)
We present a new MALD1 sample preparation technique for peptide analysis using the matrix alpha-cyano-4-hydroxy-cinnamic acid (CHCA) and prestructured sample supports. The preparation integrates sample purification, based on the affinity of microcrystalline CHCA for peptides, thereby simplifying the analysis of crude peptide mixtures. Enzymatic digests can(More)
The use of delayed ion extraction in MALDI time-of-flight mass spectrometry distorts the linear relationship between m/z and the square of the ion flight time (t2) with the consequence that, if a mass accuracy of 10 ppm or better is to be obtained, the calibrant signals have to fall close to the analyte signals. If this is not possible, systematic errors(More)
Centrosome morphology and number are frequently deregulated in cancer cells. Here, to identify factors that are functionally relevant for centrosome abnormalities in cancer cells, we established a protein-interaction network around 23 centrosomal and cell-cycle regulatory proteins, selecting the interacting proteins that are deregulated in cancer for(More)