Natasja F C Visser

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To understand how proteins perform their function, knowledge about their structure and dynamics is essential. Here we use a combination of an efficient chemical lysine acetylation reaction and nanoLC-MALDI tandem mass spectrometry to probe the accessibility of every lysine residue in a protein complex. To demonstrate the applicability of this approach, we(More)
INTRODUCTION Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation of the joints and the presence of autoantibodies directed against proteins containing the non-standard arginine-derived amino acid citrulline. The protein fibrinogen, which has an essential role in blood clotting, is one of the most prominent citrullinated(More)
An on-line SPE-CE system is described for the determination of insulin derivatives in urine, serum and plasma. By combining techniques based on different separation mechanisms, in this case reversed-phase SPE and CE, a more selective sample clean-up is obtained. The described on-line SPE-CE procedure is able to desalt and clean biological samples, resulting(More)
An automated and on-line solid-phase extraction (SPE)-liquid chromatography (LC) procedure is described for the determination of insulin in biological matrices. The total procedure consists of two SPEs in series, followed by RP-LC separation. During the first SPE a strong anion-exchange (SAX) cartridge (ISOLUTE, 40-90 microm, 10 x 4 mm i.d.) is used,(More)
Due to the enormous complexity of the proteome, focus in proteomics shifts more and more from the study of the complete proteome to the targeted analysis of part of the proteome. The isolation of this specific part of the proteome generally includes an affinity-based enrichment. Surface plasmon resonance (SPR), a label-free technique able to follow(More)
BACKGROUND An accessory to modern developing economies includes a shift from traditional, laborious lifestyles and cuisine to more sedentary careers, recreation and convenience-based foodstuffs. Similar changes in the developed western world have led to harmful health consequences. Minimization of this effect in current transitional cultures could be met by(More)
Chemical proteomics is a powerful methodology for identifying the cellular targets of small molecules, however, it is biased towards abundant proteins. Therefore, quantitative strategies are needed to distinguish between specific and nonspecific interactions. Here, we explore the potential of the combination of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) coupled to(More)
The determination of peptides and proteins in a biological matrix normally includes a sample-preparation step to obtain a sample that can be injected into a separation system in such a way that peptides and proteins of interest can be determined qualitatively and/or quantitatively. This can be a rather challenging, labourious and/or time-consuming process.(More)
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