Maureen K Bunger

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The microbiome is being characterized by large-scale sequencing efforts, yet it is not known whether it regulates host metabolism in a general versus tissue-specific manner or which bacterial metabolites are important. Here, we demonstrate that microbiota have a strong effect on energy homeostasis in the colon compared to other tissues. This tissue(More)
Population-based variability in protein expression patterns, especially in humans, is often observed but poorly understood. Moreover, very little is known about how interindividual genetic variation contributes to protein expression patterns. To begin to address this, we describe elements of technical and biological variations contributing to expression of(More)
Estrogens are potent mitogens for some target organs, such as the uterus, and cancers that develop in this organ might be linked to the proliferative action of these hormones. However, the mechanism by which estrogens influence the cell cycle machinery is not known. We found that a null mutation for the insulin receptor substrate (IRS)-1, a docking protein(More)
High-throughput genome sequencing continues to accelerate the rate at which complete genomes are available for biological research. Many of these new genome sequences have little or no genome annotation currently available and hence rely upon computational predictions of protein coding genes. Evidence of translation from proteomic techniques could(More)
Electron-transfer dissociation (ETD) has recently been introduced as a fragmentation method for peptide and protein analysis. Unlike collisionally induced dissociation (CID), fragmentation by ETD occurs randomly along the peptide backbone. With the use of the sequences determined from the protein termini and the parent protein mass, intact proteins can be(More)
Global changes in the phosphorylation state of human H1 isoforms isolated from UL3 cells have been investigated using mass spectrometry. Relative changes in H1 phosphorylation between untreated cells and cells treated with dexamethasone or various CDK inhibitors were determined. The specific cyclin-dependent kinase consensus sites of phosphorylation on the(More)
Orthogonal analysis of amino acid substitutions as a result of SNPs in existing proteomic datasets provides a critical foundation for the emerging field of population-based proteomics. Large-scale proteomics datasets, derived from shotgun tandem MS analysis of complex cellular protein mixtures, contain many unassigned spectra that may correspond to(More)
Resource (core) facilities have played an ever-increasing role in furnishing the scientific community with specialized instrumentation and expertise for proteomics experiments in a cost-effective manner. The Proteomics Research Group (PRG) of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF) has sponsored a number of research studies designed to(More)
Questions concerning longitudinal data quality and reproducibility of proteomic laboratories spurred the Protein Research Group of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF-PRG) to design a study to systematically assess the reproducibility of proteomic laboratories over an extended period of time. Developed as an open study, initially 64(More)
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