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ARTC2.2 is a toxin-related, GPI-anchored ADP-ribosyltransferase expressed by murine T cells. In response to NAD(+) released from damaged cells during inflammation, ARTC2.2 ADP-ribosylates and thereby gates the P2X7 ion channel. This induces ectodomain shedding of metalloprotease-sensitive cell surface proteins. In this study, we show that ARTC2.2 itself is(More)
Morbus Fabry is a hereditary metabolic disorder with low prevalence and late clinical manifestation. A defect in the α-galactosidase gene leads to lysosomal accumulation of the glycolipid globotriaosylceramide (Gb3). Gb3 may be used for monitoring of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT), but diagnostic sensitivity is limited. Recently, globotriaosylsphingosine(More)
The robust identification of isotope patterns originating from peptides being analyzed through mass spectrometry (MS) is often significantly hampered by noise artifacts and the interference of overlapping patterns arising e.g. from post-translational modifications. As the classification of the recorded data points into either ‘noise’ or ‘signal’ lies at the(More)
Quantitative mass spectrometry is a powerful tool for the determination of enzyme activities as it does not require labeled substrates and simultaneously allows for the identification of reaction products. However, major restrictions are the limited number of samples which can be measured in parallel due to the need for isotope labeled internal standards.(More)
RATIONALE Isobaric labeling strategies (e.g. iTRAQ or TMT) are commonly applied in tandem mass spectrometric (MS/MS) level quantitative proteomics. However, we frequently observed missing isotope reporter ion signals in a large-scale liquid chromatography/matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization tandem time-of-flight mass spectrometric (LC/MALDI-TOF/TOF)(More)
A simple and fast screening method for the selection of fractions of first dimension separation to be analyzed in second dimension-MS/MS experiments in offline multidimensional liquid chromatographic separation schemes for shotgun proteome analysis was developed. The method is based on the measurement of total peptide content of the first dimension(More)
The intraerythrocytic stage of Plasmodium falciparum alters the characteristics of its host cell by exporting selected plasmodial proteins. Although it is clear that the physicochemical and immunobiological properties of the host cell are modulated during parasite development, the involved plasmodial proteins and their mode of action are not completely(More)
Two peptide quantification strategies, the isobaric tags for relative or absolute quantitation (iTRAQ) labeling methodology and a metal-chelate labeling approach, were compared using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-TOF/TOF MS and MS/MS analysis. Amino- and cysteine-directed labeling using the rare earth metal chelator(More)
Knowledge of cleavage site specificity and activity are major prerequisites for understanding protease function. On the basis of a recently presented approach for proteomic identification of cleavage sites (PICS) in proteome-derived peptide libraries, we developed an isobaric labeling quantitative LC-MALDI-TOF/TOF MS/MS approach (Q-PICS) for simultaneous(More)
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