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The web application Isotopica has been developed as an aid to the interpretation of ions that contain naturally occurring isotopes in a mass spectrum. It allows the calculation of mass values and isotopic distributions based on molecular formulas, peptides/proteins, DNA/RNA, carbohydrate sequences or combinations thereof. In addition, Isotopica takes(More)
Dengue is currently one of the most important arthropod-borne diseases, causing up to 25,000 deaths annually. There is currently no vaccine to prevent dengue virus infection, which needs a tetravalent vaccine approach. In this work, we describe the cloning and expression in Escherichia coli of envelope domain III-capsid chimeric proteins (DIIIC) of the four(More)
MOTIVATION In any macromolecular polyprotic system-for example protein, DNA or RNA-the isoelectric point-commonly referred to as the pI-can be defined as the point of singularity in a titration curve, corresponding to the solution pH value at which the net overall surface charge-and thus the electrophoretic mobility-of the ampholyte sums to zero. Different(More)
A combination of antiviral drugs known as antiretroviral therapy (ART) has shown effectiveness against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ART has markedly decreased mortality and morbidity among HIV-infected patients, having even reduced HIV transmission. However, an important current disadvantage, resistance development, remains to be solved. Hope is(More)
The four serotypes of dengue virus (DENV1-4) are the causal agents of the emerging disease Dengue Fever and its severe forms. DENV is inoculated into human blood through a mosquito bite. Thus, plasma is an important media for DENV dissemination in infected persons and several important interactions should take place for the virus with human plasma proteins(More)
Growth hormone secretagogues (GHS) such as ghrelin induce an array of effects in different types of organisms. The role of ghrelin in immune cell activation includes the release of pro-and anti-inflammatory cytokines via different signaling pathways [1,2]. For example, murine RAW 264.7 macrophages express both ghrelin and GHS receptors. Treatment of these(More)
CIGB-552 is a cell-penetrating peptide that exerts in vitro and in vivo antitumor effect on cancer cells. In the present work, the mechanism involved in such anticancer activity was studied using chemical proteomics and expression-based proteomics in culture cancer cell lines. CIGB-552 interacts with at least 55 proteins, as determined by chemical(More)
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