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Loss of renal function is often associated with the injury of kidney glomeruli. It is therefore necessary to understand the mechanisms leading to progressive glomerular diseases; this may be addressed using proteomics. Until now, however, analysis of the glomeruli proteome using 2-DE has been technically hampered by low protein yields from scarce samples.(More)
Western blot analysis is routinely employed for quantifying differences in protein levels between samples. To control equal loading and to arithmetically compensate loading differences, immunodetection of housekeeping proteins is commonly used. Due to potential biases, this approach has been criticized. Here, we evaluate epicocconone-based total protein(More)
Proteome studies with small sample amounts are difficult to perform, especially when membrane proteins are the focus of interest. In our study a new method for the analysis of scarce membrane protein samples combining large gel 2-D-CTAB/SDS-PAGE with fluorescence dye saturation labelling (satDIGE) was developed, allowing a highly sensitive differential(More)
Proteins as a product from genetic information execute and determine how development, growth, aging and disease factors are orchestrated within the lifetime of an organism. Differential protein expression and/or modification are always context dependent i.e. they happen within a specific context of a tissue, organ, environmental situation and individual(More)
To increase the knowledge about the development of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, (PDAC) detailed analysis of the tumor progression is required. To identify proteins differentially expressed in the pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN), the precursor lesions of PDAC, we conducted a quantitative proteome study on microdissected PanIN cells.(More)
The role of glycine and GABA as inhibitory neurotransmitters in the adult vertebrate nervous system has been well characterized in a variety of model systems, including the auditory, which is particularly well suited for analyzing inhibitory neurotransmission. However, a full understanding of glycinergic and GABAergic transmission requires profound(More)
PURPOSE We want to identify proteins that are part of or associated with the plasma membrane of the human feto-maternal barrier, which is crucially important for nutrient, gas, and waste exchange between the mother and the fetus. All transfer processes occur through one specialized endothelial cell layer, the multinuclear syncytiotrophoblast (STB).(More)
Adequate kidney function is crucial in sustaining vertebrate homeostasis. Certain diseases can diminish renal function and lead to end-stage renal disease. Diabetes mellitus and hypertension are the main causes of glomerulosclerosis and albuminuria in adults. The molecular mechanisms that trigger these maladaptive changes are still unsatisfyingly described.(More)
BACKGROUND Inactivating mutations of SMAD4 are frequent in metastatic colorectal carcinomas. In previous analyses, we were able to show that restoration of Smad4 expression in Smad4-deficient SW480 human colon carcinoma cells was adequate to suppress tumorigenicity and invasive potential, whereas in vitro cell growth was not affected. Using this cellular(More)
Protein profiles of developing neural circuits undergo manifold changes. The aim of this proteomic analysis was to quantify postnatal changes in two auditory brainstem areas in a comparative approach. Protein samples from the inferior colliculus (IC) and the superior olivary complex (SOC) were obtained from neonatal (P4) and young adult (P60) rats. The(More)