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UNLABELLED Multidimensional peptide fractionation is widely used in proteomics to reduce the complexity of peptide mixtures prior to mass spectrometric analysis. Here, we describe the sequential use of strong cation exchange and reversed phase liquid chromatography in both basic and acidic pH buffers for separating tryptic peptides from complex mixtures of(More)
Neisseria meningitidis is a Gram-negative bacterium responsible for significant mortality worldwide. While effective polysaccharides-based vaccines exist against serogroups A, C, W135, and Y, no similar vaccine is suitable for children under 4 years against disease caused by serogroup B strains. Therefore, major vaccine efforts against this serogroup are(More)
Based on the immunogenicity of domain III from the Envelope protein of dengue virus as well as the proven protective capacity of the capsid antigen, we have designed a novel domain III-capsid chimeric protein with the goal of obtaining a molecule potentially able to induce both humoral and cell-mediated immunity (CMI). After expression of the recombinant(More)
Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis, a protozoan parasite widespread in the New World, is responsible for the infection of different mammal orders, including humans. This species is considered to be a major etiological agent of American cutaneous leishmaniasis. A proteomic study was carried out to identify proteins expressed by L. (V.) braziliensis. One(More)
CIGB-300 is a proapoptotic peptide-based drug that abrogates the CK2-mediated phosphorylation. This peptide has antineoplastic effect on lung cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. To understand the mechanisms involved on such anticancer activity, the NCI-H125 cell line proteomic profile after short-term incubation (45 min) with CIGB-300 was investigated. As(More)
Protein identification by mass spectrometry is mainly based on MS/MS spectra and the accuracy of molecular mass determination. However, the high complexity and dynamic ranges for any species of proteomic samples, surpass the separation capacity and detection power of the most advanced multidimensional liquid chromatographs and mass spectrometers. Only a(More)
Here we demonstrate the usefulness of peptide fractionation by SDS-free polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and its applicability to proteomics studies. In the absence of SDS, the driving force for the electrophoretic migration toward the anode is supplied by negatively charged acidic amino acid residues and other residues as phosphate, sulfate and sialic(More)
IPG (Immobilized pH Gradient) based separations are frequently used as the first step in shotgun proteomics methods; it yields an increase in both the dynamic range and resolution of peptide separation prior to the LC-MS analysis. Experimental isoelectric point (pI) values can improve peptide identifications in conjunction with MS/MS information. Thus,(More)
The web application Isotopica has been developed as an aid to the interpretation of ions that contain naturally occurring isotopes in a mass spectrum. It allows the calculation of mass values and isotopic distributions based on molecular formulas, peptides/proteins, DNA/RNA, carbohydrate sequences or combinations thereof. In addition, Isotopica takes(More)
CK2 represents an oncology target scientifically validated. However, clinical research with inhibitors of the CK2-mediated phosphorylation event is still insufficient to recognize it as a clinically validated target. CIGB-300, an investigational peptide-based drug that targets the phosphoaceptor site, binds to a CK2 substrate array in vitro but mainly to(More)