Paulina Ciepla

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Novel multifunctional reagents were applied in combination with a lipid probe for affinity enrichment of myristoylated proteins and direct detection of lipid-modified tryptic peptides by mass spectrometry. This method enables high-confidence identification of the myristoylated proteome on an unprecedented scale in cell culture, and allowed the first(More)
Hedgehog proteins are secreted morphogens that play critical roles in development and disease. During maturation of the proteins through the secretory pathway, they are modified by the addition of N-terminal palmitic acid and C-terminal cholesterol moieties, both of which are critical for their correct function and localization. Hedgehog acyltransferase(More)
Overexpression of Hedgehog family proteins contributes to the aetiology of many cancers. To be highly active, Hedgehog proteins must be palmitoylated at their N-terminus by the MBOAT family multispanning membrane enzyme Hedgehog acyltransferase (Hhat). In a pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) cell line PANC-1 and transfected HEK293a cells Hhat localized(More)
Sonic Hedgehog protein (Shh) is a morphogen molecule important in embryonic development and in the progression of many cancer types in which it is aberrantly overexpressed. Fully mature Shh requires attachment of cholesterol and palmitic acid to its C- and N-termini, respectively. The study of lipidated Shh has been challenging due to the limited array of(More)
Cholesterylation is a post-translational attachment of sterol to proteins. This modification has been a characteristic of a single family of hedgehog proteins (Hh). Hh is a well-established morphogenic molecule important in embryonic development. It was also found to be involved in the progression of many cancer types. Herein, we describe the mechanism of(More)
Human cells (HEK 293, HeLa, MCF-7) and zebrafish embryos were metabolically tagged with an alkynyl myristic acid probe, lysed with an SDS buffer and tagged proteomes ligated to multifunctional capture reagents via copper-catalyzed alkyne azide cycloaddition (CuAAC). This allowed for affinity enrichment and high-confidence identification, by delivering(More)
Cyclotides or cyclic cystine-knot peptides have emerged as a promising class of pharmacological ligands that modulate protein function. Interestingly, very few cyclotides have been shown to enter into cells. Yet, it remains unknown whether backbone cyclization is required for their cellular internalization. In this report, we studied the cellular behavior(More)
Paulina Ciepla, Antonios D. Konitsiotis, Remigiusz A. Serwa, Naoko Masumoto, Wai P. Leong, a Margaret J. Dallman, b,d Anthony I. Magee, * b,c and Edward W. Tate, * a,b a Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ, UK b Institute of Chemical Biology, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ, UK c(More)
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