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BACKGROUND In general, the definite determination of bacterial species is a tedious process and requires extensive manual labour. Novel technologies for bacterial detection and analysis can therefore help microbiologists in minimising their efforts in developing a number of microbiological applications. METHODOLOGY We present a robust, standardized(More)
Bacteria are a convenient source of intrinsic marker proteins, which can be detected efficiently by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry. The patterns of protein masses observed can be used for accurate classification and identification of bacteria. Key to the reliability of the method is a robust and standardized(More)
The transcription factor GAMYB is involved in gibberellin signalling in cereal aleurone cells and in plant developmental processes. Nucleotide diversity of HvGAMYB and TaGAMYB was investigated in 155 barley (Hordeum vulgare) and 42 wheat (Triticum aestivum) accessions, respectively. Polymorphisms defined 18 haplotypes in the barley collection and 1, 7 and 3(More)
Recently a facile method for genotyping single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) using MALDI mass spectrometry, termed the GOOD assay, was developed. It does not require any purification and is performed with simple liquid handling, thermal incubation and cycling steps. Although this method is well suited to automation and high-throughput analysis of SNPs, it(More)
Novel RNA-guided cellular functions are paralleled by an increasing number of RNA-binding proteins (RBPs). Here we present 'serial RNA interactome capture' (serIC), a multiple purification procedure of ultraviolet-crosslinked poly(A)-RNA-protein complexes that enables global RBP detection with high specificity. We apply serIC to the nuclei of proliferating(More)
OBJECTIVE Short-chain enoyl-CoA hydratase (ECHS1) is a multifunctional mitochondrial matrix enzyme that is involved in the oxidation of fatty acids and essential amino acids such as valine. Here, we describe the broad phenotypic spectrum and pathobiochemistry of individuals with autosomal-recessive ECHS1 deficiency. METHODS Using exome sequencing, we(More)
Given worldwide increases in the incidence of obesity and type 2 diabetes, new strategies for preventing and treating metabolic diseases are needed. The nuclear receptor PPARγ (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma) plays a central role in lipid and glucose metabolism; however, current PPARγ-targeting drugs are characterized by undesirable side(More)
Due to the surge in interest in using single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) for genotyping a facile and affordable method for this is an absolute necessity. Here we introduce a procedure that combines an easily automatable single tube sample preparation with an efficient high throughput mass spectrometric analysis technique. Known point mutations or single(More)
The interaction between members of a gene network has an important impact on the variation of quantitative traits, and can influence the outcome of phenotype/genotype association studies. Three genes (Ppd-H1, HvCO1, HvFT1) known to play an essential role in the regulation of flowering time under long days in barley were subjected to an analysis of(More)
PURPOSE Efficient strategies for the prevention of colon cancer are extensively being explored, including dietary intervention and the development of novel phytopharmaceuticals. Safe extracts of edible plants contain structurally diverse molecules that can effectively interfere with multi-factorial diseases such as colon cancer. In this study, we describe(More)