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A new approach for the characterization of conformationally dependent epitope structures in protein antigens is described using differential chemical modification of immune complexes in combination with mass spectrometric peptide mapping analysis. Well-established methods for epitope characterization are frequently not applicable to conformationally(More)
Both the generation and the analysis of proteomics data are now widespread, and high-throughput approaches are commonplace. Protocols continue to increase in complexity as methods and technologies evolve and diversify. To encourage the standardized collection, integration, storage and dissemination of proteomics data, the Human Proteome Organization's(More)
Matrilin-4 is the most recently identified member of the matrilin family of von Willebrand factor A-like domain containing extracellular matrix adapter proteins. Full-length matrilin-4 was expressed in 293-EBNA cells, purified using affinity tags, and subjected to biochemical characterization. The largest oligomeric form of recombinantly expressed(More)
The fragmentation of peptides under laser-induced dissociation (LID) as well as high-energy collision-induced dissociation (CID) conditions has been investigated. The effect of the different fragmentation mechanisms on the formation of specific fragment ion types and the usability of the resulting spectra, e.g. for high-throughput protein identification,(More)
Monoclonal antibodies are widely used analytical tools in biochemical research. The knowledge of their corresponding epitopes is of major interest. One possible approach for epitope characterization is the application of protein antigen proteolysis in combination with mass spectrometric peptide mapping analysis. Two complementary analytical strategies were(More)
We describe here a new approach for the identification of affinity-bound proteins by proteolytic generation and mass spectrometric analysis of their antibody bound epitope peptides (epitope excision). The cardiac muscle protein troponin T was chosen as a protein antigen because of its diagnostic importance in myocardial infarct, and its previously(More)
Joeri Borstlap1, Glyn Stacey2, Andreas Kurtz3, Anja Elstner3, Alexander Damaschun1, Begoña Arán4 & Anna Veiga4,5 1CellNet Initiative, Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT), Charité– Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin, Germany. 2The UK Stem Cell Bank, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control,(More)
The ancestral galectin from the sponge Geodia cydonium (GCG) is classified on a structural basis to the prototype subfamily, whereas its carbohydrate-binding specificity is related to that of the mammalian chimera-type galectin-3. This dual coordination reveals GCG as a potential precursor of the later evolved galectin subfamilies, which is reflected in the(More)
A capillary electrophoresis-tandem mass spectrometry (CE-MS/MS) approach has been developed for routine application in proteomic studies. Robustness of the coupling is achieved by using a standard coaxial sheath-flow sprayer. Thereby, greater stability than nanoelectrospray ionization-mass spectrometry coupling of sheathless capillary electrophoresis or(More)
To reveal insight into the initiation of mammalian O-mannosylation in vivo, recombinant glycosylation probes containing sections of human alpha-dystroglycan (hDG) were expressed in epithelial cell lines. We demonstrate that O-mannosylation within the mucin domain of hDG occurs preferentially at Thr/Ser residues that are flanked by basic amino acids. Protein(More)