Theresa A. Addona

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Peptide sequencing via tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) is one of the most powerful tools in proteomics for identifying proteins. Because complete genome sequences are accumulating rapidly, the recent trend in interpretation of MS/MS spectra has been database search. However, de novo MS/MS spectral interpretation remains an open problem typically involving(More)
BACKGROUND Reactive oxygen species, ionizing radiation, and other free radical generators initiate the conversion of guanine (G) residues in DNA to 8-oxoguanine (OG), which is highly mutagenic as it preferentially mispairs with adenine (A) during replication. Bacteria counter this threat with a multicomponent system that excises the lesion, corrects OG:A(More)
Chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a heterodimeric placental glycoprotein hormone essential for human reproduction. Twenty hCG beta-subunit residues, termed the seatbelt, are wrapped around alpha-subunit loop 2 (alpha 2) and their positions "latched" by a disulfide formed by cysteines at the end of the seatbelt (Cys 110) and in the beta-subunit core (Cys 26).(More)
Verification of candidate biomarker proteins in blood is typically done using multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) of peptides by LC-MS/MS on triple quadrupole MS systems. MRM assay development for each protein requires significant time and cost, much of which is likely to be of little value if the candidate biomarker is below the detection limit in blood or(More)
Generation of carbohydrate-specific marker ions during LC-ESMS of digested glycoproteins has been demonstrated to be a highly selective and sensitive approach for detection of glycopeptides. In principle, any mass spectrometer can produce and selectively detect carbohydrate marker ions provided that the instrument is capable of collisional excitation in the(More)
The successful integration of biospecific interaction analysis based on surface plasmon resonance and mass spectrometry produces a powerful technique that couples the benefits of sensitive affinity capture and characterization of binding events with the ability to characterize interacting molecules. A variety of biosensors has been used to capture proteins(More)
Macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF or CSF-1) controls the development of macrophage lineage cells via activation of its tyrosine kinase receptor, c-Fms. After adding CSF-1 to M1 myeloid cells expressing CSF-1R (CSF-1 receptor), tyrosine phosphorylation of many cellular proteins occurs, which might be linked to subsequent macrophage differentiation.(More)
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