Leila Afjehi-Sadat

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A large part of mammalian proteomes is represented by hypothetical proteins (HP), i.e. proteins predicted from nucleic acid sequences only and protein sequences with unknown function. Databases are far from being complete and errors are expected. The legion of HP is awaiting experiments to show their existence at the protein level and subsequent(More)
Systematic protein expression studies in the brain of exercising and sedentary animals have not been carried out so far and it was therefore decided to determine differences in metabolic protein levels in rat hippocampus of sedentary, voluntary and involuntary exercising rats by a proteomic approach. Aged, male Sprague-Dawley rats, 23 months old, were used(More)
Identification of proteins with enzymatic activity by mass spectrometry (MS) and concomitant determination of function by screening enzyme activity from two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2DE) is one of the challenges of gel-based proteomics. In this protocol, proteins are extracted from spinal cord tissue followed by 2DE with in-gel digestion and(More)
The discovery of biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases will have a major impact on the efficiency of therapeutic clinical trials and may be important for understanding basic pathogenic mechanisms. We have approached the discovery of protein biomarkers for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) by profiling affected tissues in a relevant animal model and(More)
To facilitate accurate histone variant and post-translational modification (PTM) quantification via mass spectrometry, we present a library of 93 synthetic peptides using Protein-Aqua™ technology. The library contains 55 peptides representing different modified forms from histone H3 peptides, 23 peptides representing H4 peptides, 5 peptides representing(More)
Chaperones (CH) play an important role in tumor biology but no systematic work on expressional patterns has been reported so far. The aim of the study was therefore to present an analytical method for the concomitant determination of several CH in human tumor cell lines, to generate expressional patterns in the individual cell lines and to search for tumor(More)
The Harderian gland is an orbital gland located behind the ocular bulb in most terrestrial vertebrates probably functioning for production of lipid secretion to protect the eye. We herein present a protein reference database of the rat Harderian gland that may serve as analytical tool for future proteomic work, report lipid and porphyrin handling cascades,(More)
Hippocampal functions vary across the estrous cycle but metabolic changes at the protein level have not been systematically studied so far. It was therefore the aim of the study to screen expression of metabolic proteins mainly represented by metabolic enzymes in the hippocampus over the estrous cycle and in males. Female and male OFA Sprague-Dawley rats(More)
Although changes in protein expression in spinal cord injury (SCI) would be of pivotal interest, information so far is limited. It was therefore the aim of the study to determine protein levels and post-translational modifications in the early phase following SCI in the rat. SCI was induced in Sprague-Dawley rats and sham operated rats served as controls. A(More)