Leonie F. Waanders

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Technological developments make mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics a central pillar of biochemical research. MS has been very successful in cell culture systems, where sample amounts are not limiting. To extend its capabilities to extremely small, physiologically distinct cell types isolated from tissue, we developed a high sensitivity chromatographic(More)
Top-down proteomics, the analysis of intact proteins (instead of first digesting them to peptides), has the potential to become a powerful tool for mass spectrometric protein characterization. Requirements for extremely high mass resolution, accuracy, and ability to efficiently fragment large ions have often limited top-down analyses to custom built FT-ICR(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease is one of the major causes of death worldwide. Assessing the risk for cardiovascular disease is an important aspect in clinical decision making and setting a therapeutic strategy, and the use of serological biomarkers may improve this. Despite an overwhelming number of studies and meta-analyses on biomarkers and(More)
Islet function is incompletely understood in part because key steps in glutamate handling remain undetermined. The glutamate (excitatory amino acid) transporter 2 (EAAT2; Slc1a2) has been hypothesized to (a) provide islet cells with glutamate, (b) protect islet cells against high extracellular glutamate concentrations, (c) mediate glutamate release, or (d)(More)
Stable isotope labeling by amino acids in cell culture (SILAC) has become a popular labeling strategy for peptide quantitation in proteomics experiments. If the SILAC technology could be extended to intact proteins, it would enable direct quantitation of their relative expression levels and of the degree of modification between different samples. Here we(More)
Liquid chromatography combined with electrospray ionization is widely used for direct analysis of polar and labile molecules by LCMS. The on-line coupling in LCMS is a major strength but also causes a principal limitation that each eluting analyte has to be analyzed immediately and is not available for detailed interrogation after the LCMS run. Here we(More)
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