Todd M. Billeci

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A rapid method for the identification of known proteins separated by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis is described in which molecular masses of peptide fragments are used to search a protein sequence database. The peptides are generated by in situ reduction, alkylation, and tryptic digestion of proteins electroblotted from two-dimensional gels. Masses(More)
Retroviral genomes must dimerize to be fully infectious. Dimerization is directed by a unique RNA hairpin structure with a palindrome in its loop: hairpins of two strands first associate transiently through their loops, and then refold to a more stable, linear duplex. The structure of the initial, kissing-loop dimer from HIV-1, solved using 2D NMR, is bent(More)
Various matrix mixtures have been used for matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry to characterize the tryptic maps of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) and recombinant human tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA). Carbohydrate-containing comatrices give improved results over single-component matrices. Of those studied, fucose plus(More)
Chemically modified DNA oligonucleotides have been crucial to the success of antisense therapeutics. Although such modifications are ubiquitous in the clinic, high-resolution structural studies of pharmaceutically relevant derivatives have been limited to only a few molecules. We have completed a high-resolution NMR structural study of three DNA.RNA hybrids(More)
A rapid method for the identification of known proteins separated by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis is described in which molecular masses of peptide fragments are used to search a protein sequence database. The peptides are generated by in situ reduction, alkylation, and tryptic digestion of proteins electroblotted from twodimensional gels. Masses are(More)
Chemically modified DNA oligonucleotides have been crucial to the development of antisense therapeutics. High-resolution structural studies of pharmaceutically relevant derivatives have been limited to only a few molecules. We have used NMR to elucidate the structure in solution of two DNA-RNA hybrids with the sequence d(CCTATAATCC).r(GGAUUAUAGG). The two(More)
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