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Neuropeptide Y, a 36 amino acid peptide abundantly expressed in the brain, is the most potent orexigenic factor known to date in mammals. It has been shown to be one of the most conserved neuropeptides in vertebrate evolution. It seems that neuropeptide Y functions, in addition to sequence conservation, are also well conserved in fish. In the present study,(More)
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)
By making use of recombinant DNA technology it is possible to characterize meningococcal outer membrane proteins (OMPs) capable of stimulating a host immune response. The lpdA gene, which codes for an OMP (P64k) from Neisseria meningitidis, was cloned in Escherichia coli. The recombinant protein was recognized by sera from patients convalescing from(More)
The workshop "Bioinformatics for Biotechnology Applications (HavanaBioinfo 2012)", held December 8-11, 2012 in Havana, aimed at exploring new bioinformatics tools and approaches for large-scale proteomics, genomics and chemoinformatics. Major conclusions of the workshop include the following: (i) development of new applications and bioinformatics tools for(More)
SDS-free polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis is an effective alternative approach to peptide fractionation. Here we describe a discontinuous buffer system at acid pH that improves the separation of acidic peptides from tryptic digestion. MOPS and chloride act as trailing and leading ions, respectively, in this system, while histidine operates as counterion(More)
During purification of recombinant and mutated interleukin-2 (rhIL-2A125) by reversed-phase-high-performance liquid chromatography, more and less hydrophobic fractions named MHF and LHF, respectively are discarded due to the presence of some unidentified forms of rhIL-2Ala125. Using slow and linear gradients of acetonitrile, these fractions were further(More)
To be effective, vaccines against the highly variable HIV-1 must elicit antibodies to a huge number of clinical isolates. For this purpose, new strategies to overcome this variability are needed. We previously reported a useful immunogenic strategy which consists of conjugating multiple antigen peptides (MAPs) to HBsAg. This vaccine candidate reduces the(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)