Liron Feldberg

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Botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) are the most toxic substances known to humans. Endopeptidase-mass spectrometry (Endopep-MS) is used as a specific and rapid in vitro assay to detect BoNTs. In this assay, immunocaptured toxin cleaves a serotype-specific peptide substrate, and the cleavage products are then detected by MS. To further improve the sensitivity of(More)
Botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) are the most toxic proteins in nature. Rapid and sensitive detection of BoNTs is achieved by the endopeptidase-mass spectrometry (Endopep-MS) assay. In this assay, BoNT cleaves a specific peptide substrate and the cleaved products are analyzed by MS. Here we describe the design of a new peptide substrate for improved detection(More)
Botulinum toxin was detected in patient serum using Endopeptidase-mass-spectrometry assay, although all conventional tests provided negative results. Antitoxin was administered, resulting in patient improvement. Implementing this highly sensitive and rapid assay will improve preparedness for foodborne botulism and deliberate exposure.
Botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) are the most toxic proteins in nature. Endopeptidase-mass-spectrometry (Endopep-MS) is used as a specific and rapid in-vitro assay to detect BoNTs. In this assay, immunocaptured toxin cleaves a serotype-specific-peptide-substrate, and the cleavage products are then detected by MS. Here we describe the design of a new peptide(More)
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