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Metabolomics, the global profiling of metabolites in different living systems, has experienced a rekindling of interest partially due to the improved detection capabilities of the instrumental techniques currently being used in this area of biomedical research. The analytical methods of choice for the analysis of metabolites in search of disease biomarkers(More)
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a powerful analytical tool capable of providing a comprehensive metabolic profile of biofluids such as urine, plasma, and serum. Unfortunately, when measuring serum and plasma, the high protein concentration can obscure the signals originating from low molecular weight metabolites. We evaluated the use of(More)
High-resolution, liquid state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a popular platform for metabolic profiling because the technique is nondestructive, quantitative, reproducible, and the spectra contain a wealth of biochemical information. Because of the large dynamic range of metabolite concentrations in biofluids, statistical analyses of(More)
Metabolic profiling using mass spectrometry (MS) and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) is integral to the rapidly expanding field of metabolomics, which is making progress in toxicology, plant science and various diseases, including cancer. In the area of oncology and metabolic phenotyping, researchers have probed the known changes in malignant(More)
The development and progression of many human diseases often result in changes in gene expression and protein and metabolite concentrations. Changes at the protein and metabolite level often are detectable in biological fluids and tissues before the appearance of clinical symptoms, rendering them useful diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers. As with many(More)
The advent of systems biology approaches that have stemmed from the sequencing of the human genome has led to the search for new methods to diagnose diseases. While much effort has been focused on the identification of disease-specific biomarkers, recent efforts are underway toward the use of proteomic and metabonomic patterns to indicate disease. We have(More)
Prenylated proteins play key roles in several human diseases including cancer, atherosclerosis and Alzheimer's disease. KRAS4b, which is frequently mutated in pancreatic, colon and lung cancers, is processed by farnesylation, proteolytic cleavage and carboxymethylation at the C-terminus. Plasma membrane localization of KRAS4b requires this processing as(More)
Demand for the experimental antineoplastic agent schweinfurthin A, for developmental testing, prompted a re-collection of leaf material of Macaranga schweinfurthii from the original collection site in Cameroon. During chromatographic purification of the organic solvent extract, analytical UPLC-PDA-TOFMS of stilbene-enriched fractions revealed the presence(More)
Poecillastrin A (1), a new polyketide-derived macrolide lactam, was isolated from a deep-water collection of the marine sponge Poecillastra species. The structure of poecillastrin A (1) was assigned using NMR data acquired at 500 MHz with an inverse-detection cryogenic probe and at 800 MHz with a room-temperature probe.
The biophysical properties of oligodeoxyribonucleotides (ODNs) selectively modified with conformationally ‘locked’ bicyclo[3.1.0]hexane pseudosugars (Maier,M.A., Choi,Y., Gaus,H., Barchi,J.J. Jr, Marquez,V.E., Manoharan,M. (2004) Synthesis and characterization of oligonucleotides containing conformationally constrained bicyclo[3.1.0]hexane pseudosugar(More)