Matthew T Laver

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2-DE separations of protein extracts sometimes have problems with poor resolution and streaking. This problem is particularly apparent with microorganisms, most notably those with a large cell wall. Here we describe a novel, rapid protocol for the extraction of microorganisms in acidic conditions, leading to increased resolution and 2-D gel quality. The(More)
The kinetic parameters of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and its major apolipoproteins (Apo) AI and Apo AII were studied in 2 patients with moderate and severe proteinuria and 2 normal controls after intravenous injection of autologous 125I-HDL. The fractional catabolic rates (FCR) of HDL estimated by urine/plasma radioactivity ratio, and FCR of Apo AI and(More)
Carbamylation is widely quoted as being a problem in 2-D gel analysis and the associated sample preparation steps. This modification occurs when iso-cyanate, a urea break-down product, covalently modifies lysine residues, thus inducing a change in isoelectric point. Urea is used at up to 9 M concentrations in sample preparation and 2-D gels because of its(More)
There is wide interpatient variability in toxicity to chemotherapeutic drugs and a lack of routine clinical tests for prospectively identifying patients at risk of developing toxicity from chemotherapy. An empirically driven MS strategy has been developed to monitor liver-derived plasma proteins as potential biomarkers of early toxicity. Multiple reaction(More)
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