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UNLABELLED Circadian control of physiology is mediated by local, tissue-based clocks, synchronized to each other and to solar time by signals from the suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN), the master oscillator in the hypothalamus. These local clocks coordinate the transcription of key pathways to establish tissue-specific daily metabolic programs. How local(More)
iTRAQ (isobaric tags for relative or absolute quantitation) is a mass spectrometry technology that allows quantitative comparison of protein abundance by measuring peak intensities of reporter ions released from iTRAQ-tagged peptides by fragmentation during MS/MS. However, current data analysis techniques for iTRAQ struggle to report reliable relative(More)
The International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) web portal (http://www.mousephenotype.org) provides the biomedical community with a unified point of access to mutant mice and rich collection of related emerging and existing mouse phenotype data. IMPC mouse clinics worldwide follow rigorous highly structured and standardized protocols for the(More)
Circadian rhythms are essential to health. Their disruption is associated with metabolic diseases in experimental animals and man. Local metabolic rhythms represent an output of tissue-based circadian clocks. Attempts to define how local metabolism is temporally coordinated have focused on gene expression by defining extensive and divergent "circadian(More)
Quantitative proteomics is the comparison of distinct proteomes which enables the identification of protein species which exhibit changes in expression or post-translational state in response to a given stimulus. Many different quantitative techniques are being utilized and generate large datasets. Independent of the technique used, these large datasets(More)
Ubiquitination plays a crucial role in neurodevelopment as exemplified by Angelman syndrome, which is caused by genetic alterations of the ubiquitin ligase-encoding UBE3A gene. Although the function of UBE3A has been widely studied, little is known about its paralog UBE3B. By using exome and capillary sequencing, we here identify biallelic UBE3B mutations(More)
If biological questions are to be answered using quantitative proteomics, it is essential to design experiments which have sufficient power to be able to detect changes in expression. Sample subpooling is a strategy that can be used to reduce the variance but still allow studies to encompass biological variation. Underlying sample pooling strategies is the(More)
In quantitative proteomics, the false discovery rate (FDR) can be defined as the number of false positives within statistically significant changes in expression. False positives accumulate during the simultaneous testing of expression changes across hundreds or thousands of protein or peptide species when univariate tests such as the Student's t test are(More)
Two-dimensional difference gel electrophoresis (DIGE) is a tool for measuring changes in protein expression between samples involving pre-electrophoretic labeling with cyanine dyes. Here we assess a common method to analyze DIGE data using the DeCyder software system. Experimental error was studied by a series of same sample comparisons. Aliquots of sample(More)
MOTIVATION Two-dimensional Difference Gel Electrophoresis (DIGE) measures expression differences for thousands of proteins in parallel. In contrast to DNA microarray analysis, however, there have been few systematic studies on the validity of differential protein expression analysis, and the effects of normalization methods have not yet been investigated.(More)