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MOTIVATION Mass spectrometry yields complex functional data for which the features of scientific interest are peaks. A common two-step approach to analyzing these data involves first extracting and quantifying the peaks, then analyzing the resulting matrix of peak quantifications. Feature extraction and quantification involves a number of interrelated(More)
BACKGROUND Mass spectrometry is actively being used to discover disease-related proteomic patterns in complex mixtures of proteins derived from tissue samples or from easily obtained biological fluids. The potential importance of these clinical applications has made the development of better methods for processing and analyzing the data an active area of(More)
This study addresses the role of PTEN loss in intrinsic resistance to the BRAF inhibitor PLX4720. Immunohistochemical staining of a tissue array covering all stages of melanocytic neoplasia (n = 192) revealed PTEN expression to be lost in >10% of all melanoma cases. Although PTEN expression status did not predict for sensitivity to the growth inhibitory(More)
Histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) is a tubulin-specific deacetylase that regulates microtubule-dependent cell movement. In this study, we identify the F-actin-binding protein cortactin as a HDAC6 substrate. We demonstrate that HDAC6 binds cortactin and that overexpression of HDAC6 leads to hypoacetylation of cortactin, whereas inhibition of HDAC6 activity leads(More)
The low molecular weight plasma proteome and its biological relevance are not well defined; therefore, experiments were conducted to directly sequence and identify peptides observed in plasma and serum protein profiles. Protein fractionation, matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) profiling, and liquid-chromatography(More)
Plasma protein profiling using separations coupled to matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI MS) has great potential in translational research; it can be used for biomarker discovery and contribute to disease diagnosis and therapy. Previously reported biomarker searches have been done solely by MS protein profiling followed by(More)
Ca(2+)-calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaM-kinase II) is a ubiquitous Ser/Thr-directed protein kinase that is expressed from a family of four genes (alpha, beta, gamma, and delta) in mammalian cells. We have documented the three-dimensional structures and the biophysical and enzymatic properties of the four gene products. Biophysical analyses showed(More)
BACKGROUND In this study, proteomic changes were examined in response to paclitaxel chemotherapy or 5-fluorouracil, doxorubicin, and cyclophosphamide (FAC) chemotherapy in plasma from patients with Stage I-III breast carcinoma. The authors also compared the plasma profiles of patients with cancer with the plasma profiles of healthy women to identify breast(More)
We describe a strategy for comprehending signaling pathways that are active in lung cancer cells and that are targeted by dasatinib using chemical proteomics to identify direct interacting proteins combined with immunoaffinity purification of tyrosine-phosphorylated peptides corresponding to activated tyrosine kinases. We identified nearly 40 different(More)
Excessive formation of free radicals possibly plays an important role in the origin of irreversible damage of the heart after hypoxic, ischemic or Ca2+-free treatment. The effect of these treatments on the activity of superoxide dismutase and the glutathione system was studied on isolated rat heart. These activities reflect the protective capacity of the(More)