Karin Gorzolka

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We present the first analytical approach to demonstrate the in situ imaging of metabolites from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) human tissue samples. Using high-resolution matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization Fourier-transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry imaging (MALDI-FT-ICR MSI), we conducted a proof-of-principle experiment(More)
Mass spectrometry imaging was applied on germinated barley for the detailed localization of metabolites in longitudinal and transversal seed sections. Among others, 20 m/z signals occurred in three regular peak clusters with specific, distinct localizations in embryo tissues. High resolution FT-ICR MS, MALDI-TOF MS/MS, and UHPLC-ESI MS/MS served for the(More)
Formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue specimens are the gold standard for histological examination, and they provide valuable molecular information in tissue-based research. Metabolite assessment from archived tissue samples has not been extensively conducted because of a lack of appropriate protocols and concerns about changes in metabolite(More)
The molecular investigation of archived formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue samples provides the chance to obtain molecular patterns as indicatives for treatment and clinical end points. MALDI mass spectrometry imaging is capable of localizing molecules like proteins and peptides in tissue sections and became a favorite platform for the targeted(More)
Samples of whole seeds, isolated endosperms including the aleurone layer and isolated embryos with attached scutellum from an industrial scale barley malting process (variety Braemar) were analysed for their water soluble metabolites by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). 73 known metabolites and about 350 unknown signals were detected. Principal(More)
MALDI mass spectrometry imaging was performed to localize metabolites during the first seven days of the barley germination. Up to 100 mass signals were detected of which 85 signals were identified as 48 different metabolites with highly tissue-specific localizations. Oligosaccharides were observed in the endosperm and in parts of the developed embryo.(More)
To study a biological process over time and space, multiple MSI measurements can be conducted and combined into a time series. The sample preparation and imaging process are destructive for the sample, therefore each time point needs to be represented by a different specimen. As a result the sample morphology is different for each time point and spatial(More)
Salt stress impairs global agricultural crop production by reducing vegetative growth and yield. Despite this importance, a number of gaps exist in our knowledge about very early metabolic responses that ensue minutes after plants experience salt stress. Surprisingly, this early phase remains almost as a black box. Therefore, systematic studies focussing on(More)
Mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) opens the unique possibility to localize a broad number of small molecules in entire plant organs or in cryosections. In tomato the antioxidant flavonoid quercetin was localized in the outer parts of the fruit while the alkaloid α-tomatine was distributed all over the tissues. In germinating barley seedlings the antifungal(More)
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