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The prostate-specific homeodomain protein NKX3.1 is a tumor suppressor that is commonly down-regulated in human prostate cancer. Using an NKX3.1 affinity column, we isolated topoisomerase I (Topo I) from a PC-3 prostate cancer cell extract. Topo I is a class 1B DNA-resolving enzyme that is ubiquitously expressed in higher organisms and many prokaryotes.(More)
Adoption of targeted mass spectrometry (MS) approaches such as multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) to study biological and biomedical questions is well underway in the proteomics community. Successful application depends on the ability to generate reliable assays that uniquely and confidently identify target peptides in a sample. Unfortunately, there is a(More)
In this study, a multidimensional fractionation approach was combined with MS/MS to increase the capability of characterizing complex protein profiles of mammalian neuronal cells. Proteins extracted from primary cultures of cortical neurons were digested with trypsin followed by fractionation using strong cation exchange chromatography. Each of these(More)
Various pathogenic clostridia produce binary protein toxins associated with enteric diseases of humans and animals. Separate binding/translocation (B) components bind to a protein receptor on the cell surface, assemble with enzymatic (A) component(s), and mediate endocytosis of the toxin complex. Ultimately there is translocation of A component(s) from(More)
Recognition of microbial products by TLRs is critical for mediating innate immune responses to invading pathogens. In this study, we identify a novel scaffold protein in TLR4 signaling called SAM and SH3 domain containing protein 1 (SASH1). Sash1 is expressed across all microvascular beds and functions as a scaffold molecule to independently bind TRAF6,(More)
Sphingolipids are an important class of compounds that regulate signal transduction and other vital cellular processes. Herein, we report sensitive normal and reversed phase LC–MS/MS methods for quantitation of multiple sphingolipid classes. In the normal-phase ESI/MS/MS method, a high content of organic solvents was utilized, which, although it included(More)
Oncogenic Ras mutants play a major role in the etiology of most aggressive and deadly carcinomas in humans. In spite of continuous efforts, effective pharmacological treatments targeting oncogenic Ras isoforms have not been developed. Cell-surface proteins represent top therapeutic targets primarily due to their accessibility and susceptibility to different(More)
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