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Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), an aggressive tumor that typically exhibits treatment failure with high mortality rates, is associated with the presence of cancer stem cells (CSCs) within the tumor. CSCs possess the ability for perpetual self-renewal and proliferation, producing downstream progenitor cells that drive tumor growth. Studies of many cancer(More)
We engineered a fatty acid overproducing Escherichia coli strain through overexpressing tesA (“pull”) and fadR (“push”) and knocking out fadE (“block”). This “pull-push-block” strategy yielded 0.17 g of fatty acids (C12–C18) per gram of glucose (equivalent to 48% of the maximum theoretical yield) in batch cultures during the exponential growth phase under(More)
The physiology and central metabolism of a ppc mutant Escherichia coli were investigated based on the metabolic flux distribution obtained by (13)C-labelling experiments using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and 2-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance (2D NMR) strategies together with enzyme activity assays and intracellular metabolite(More)
Mammary gland has multiple metabolic potential including for large-scale synthesis of milk proteins, carbohydrate, and lipids including nutrient triacylglycerols. We have carried out a proteomic analysis of mammary tissue to discover proteins that affect lipid metabolism. Unfractionated microsomes from lactating bovine mammary tissue were analyzed using(More)
Although there are now multiple methods for the analysis of membrane proteomes, there is relatively little systematic characterization of proteomic workflows for membrane proteins. The Asia Oceania Human Proteome Organisation (AOHUPO) has therefore embarked on a Membrane Proteomics Initiative (MPI) using a large range of workflows. Here, we describe the(More)
Peloruside A, isolated from the marine sponge Mycale hentscheli, has a similar mechanism of action to paclitaxel (Taxol®), a drug used clinically to treat tumors of the breast, ovary and lung. Paclitaxel and peloruside stabilize the polymerized form of tubulin and arrest cells in G₂/M of the cell cycle. We have therefore used two-dimensional electrophoresis(More)
2-DE and MALDI mass fingerprinting were used to analyse mammary tissue from lactating Friesian cows. The goal was detection of enzymes in metabolic pathways for synthesis of milk molecules including fatty acids and lactose. Of 418 protein spots analysed by PMF, 328 were matched to database sequences, resulting in 215 unique proteins. We detected 11 out of(More)
—Biomarker detection in LC-MS data depends mainly on the feature selection algorithm as the number of features is extremely high while the number of samples is very small. This makes the classification of these data sets extremely challenging. In this paper we propose the use of genetic programming (GP) for subset feature selection in LC-MS data which works(More)