Tracy M. Andacht

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Proteins such as aminopeptidases and alkaline phosphatases, both glycosyl-phosphatidyl-inositol (GPI) anchored proteins, were previously identified as Cry1Ac binding proteins in the Heliothis virescens midgut. To identify additional toxin binding proteins, brush border membrane vesicles from H. virescens larvae were treated with phosphatidyl inositol(More)
Novel Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis (Bti) Cry4Ba toxin-binding proteins have been identified in gut brush border membranes of the Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti mosquito larvae by combining 2-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2DE) and ligand blotting followed by protein identification using mass spectrometry and database searching. Three alkaline(More)
Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) insecticidal toxins bind to receptors on midgut epithelial cells of susceptible insects, and binding triggers biochemical events that lead to insect mortality. Recently, a 100-kDa aminopeptidase N (APN) was isolated from brush border membrane vesicles (BBMV) of Anopheles quadrimaculatus and shown to bind Cry11Ba toxin with(More)
Myxococcus xanthus is a soil-dwelling, gram-negative bacterium that during nutrient deprivation is capable of undergoing morphogenesis from a vegetative rod to a spherical, stress-resistant spore inside a domed-shaped, multicellular fruiting body. To identify proteins required for building stress-resistant M. xanthus spores, we compared the proteome of(More)
Campylobacter spp. are one of the leading bacterial etiologic agents of acute human gastroenteritis among industrialized countries. Poultry are implicated as a major source of the organism for human illness; however, the factors involved with colonization of poultry gastrointestinal systems remain unclear. Genomics and proteomics analyses were used to(More)
Resource (core) facilities have played an ever-increasing role in furnishing the scientific community with specialized instrumentation and expertise for proteomics experiments in a cost-effective manner. The Proteomics Research Group (PRG) of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF) has sponsored a number of research studies designed to(More)
Prostatic carcinoma is an important cancer in both men and dogs. Dogs have been a valuable animal model for investigating prostate cancer, but their relevance is unclear as the origin of canine prostatic carcinomas is unknown. We hypothesized that a proteomic approach for diagnosis of these neoplasms might provide quantitative data useful for more complete(More)
Questions concerning longitudinal data quality and reproducibility of proteomic laboratories spurred the Protein Research Group of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF-PRG) to design a study to systematically assess the reproducibility of proteomic laboratories over an extended period of time. Developed as an open study, initially 64(More)
A crucial need exists for reliable Alzheimer's disease (AD) diagnostic and prognostic tests. Given its intimate communication with the brain, the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) has been surveyed intensively for reliable AD biomarkers. The heterogeneity of AD pathology and the unavoidable difficulties associated with the clinical diagnosis and differentiation of(More)
As the new fluorescent stains such as SyproRuby and DeepPurple are getting widespread recognition for proteome analyses by the traditional 2-D gel method, it becomes important to test the feasibility of these stains with respect to staining reproducibility, protein quantitation, and compatibility of the stain with downstream MS. The binding of epicocconone,(More)