Sarah R. Hart

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The 9 + 2 microtubule axoneme of flagella and cilia represents one of the most iconic structures built by eukaryotic cells and organisms. Both unity and diversity are present among cilia and flagella on the evolutionary as well as the developmental scale. Some cilia are motile, whereas others function as sensory organelles and can variously possess 9 + 2(More)
BACKGROUND Cell growth underlies many key cellular and developmental processes, yet a limited number of studies have been carried out on cell-growth regulation. Comprehensive studies at the transcriptional, proteomic and metabolic levels under defined controlled conditions are currently lacking. RESULTS Metabolic control analysis is being exploited in a(More)
Proteomics is rapidly evolving into a high-throughput technology, in which substantial and systematic studies are conducted on samples from a wide range of physiological, developmental, or pathological conditions. Reference maps from 2D gels are widely circulated. However, there is, as yet, no formally accepted standard representation to support the sharing(More)
We have revisited the direct analysis experiments reported by Tomer and co-workers in the MALDI-TOFMS analysis of phosphopeptide-loaded immobilized metal ion affinity chromatography (IMAC) beads (Zhou, W.; Merrick, B. A.; Khaledi, M. G.; Tomer, K. B. J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. 2000, 11, 273-282). The results described herein provide no evidence to support a(More)
Tandem mass spectrometric data from peptides are routinely used in an unsupervised manner to infer product ion sequence and hence the identity of their parent protein. However, significant variability in relative signal intensity of product ions within peptide tandem mass spectra is commonly observed. Furthermore, instrument-specific patterns of(More)
IMAC can be used to selectively enrich phosphopeptides from complex peptide mixtures, but co-retention of acidic peptides together with the failure to retain some phosphopeptides restricts the general utility of the method. In this study Fe(III)-IMAC was qualitatively and quantitatively assessed using a panel of phosphopeptides, both synthetic and derived(More)
A protocol combining immobilized metal ion affinity chromatography and beta-elimination with concurrent Michael addition has been developed for enhanced analysis of protein phosphorylation. Immobilized metal ion affinity chromatography was initially used to enrich for phosphorylated peptides. Beta-elimination, with or without concurrent Michael addition,(More)
Proteomics continues to play a critical role in post-genomic science as continued advances in mass spectrometry and analytical chemistry support the separation and identification of increasing numbers of peptides and proteins from their characteristic mass spectra. In order to facilitate the sharing of this data, various standard formats have been, and(More)
The use of electron-transfer dissociation as an alternative peptide ion activation method for generation of protein sequence information is examined here in comparison with the conventional method of choice, collisionally activated dissociation, using a linear ion trapping instrument. Direct comparability between collisionally and(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to enrich vasoactive factors that are present in the plasma of women with preeclampsia by the application of sequential fractionation and determination of the activity of each fraction in a bioassay. STUDY DESIGN Pooled plasma from women with preeclampsia (n = 23) and matched control subjects (n = 23) was subjected(More)