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Sarbani Mohan et al.
Molecular immunology, 62(1), 249-264 (2014-07-22)
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a Gram-positive bacterium, causing acute sinusitis, otitis media, and severe diseases such as pneumonia, bacteraemia, meningitis and sepsis. Here we identify elongation factor Tu (Tuf) as a new Factor H binding protein of S. pneumoniae. The surface
Marion Girod et al.
The Analyst, 139(21), 5523-5530 (2014-09-10)
Improvement of the fragmentation specificity may streamline data processing of bottom-up proteomic experiments by drastically reducing either the amount of MS/MS data to process in the discovery phase or the detection of interfering signals in targeted quantification. Photodissociation at appropriate
Yiming Li et al.
Analytical chemistry, 86(14), 6850-6857 (2014-06-18)
We describe the characterization of degradation products responsible for color change in near UV-visible light-irradiated and heat-stressed monoclonal antibody (mAb) drug product in liquid formulation. The treated samples were characterized using reversed-phase HPLC and size-exclusion HPLC with absorption spectroscopy. Both
Astrid Rohrbeck et al.
PloS one, 9(6), e101071-e101071 (2014-06-27)
Clostridium botulinum C3 exoenzyme (C3) selectively inactivates RhoA/B/C GTPases by ADP-ribosylation. Based on this substrate specificity C3 is a well-established tool in cell biology. C3 is taken up by eukaryotic cells although lacking an uptake and translocation domain. Based on
Shivakumar Keerthikumar et al.
Oncotarget, 6(17), 15375-15396 (2015-05-07)
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) include the exosomes (30-100 nm) that are produced through the endocytic pathway via the multivesicular bodies and the ectosomes (100-1000 nm) that are released through the budding of the plasma membrane. Despite the differences in the mode
Masahiro Omori et al.
Stem cell research & therapy, 6, 124-124 (2015-06-20)
Surface modification of titanium (Ti) implants promotes bone formation and shortens the osseointegration period. The aim of this study was to promote bone regeneration and stability around implants using atmospheric pressure plasma (APP) pretreatment. This was followed by immobilization of
Melissa Rosso et al.
Oncotarget, 6(33), 34573-34591 (2015-09-30)
A single nucleotide polymorphism (T to G) in the mdm2 P2 promoter, mdm2 SNP309, leads to MDM2 overexpression promoting chemotherapy resistant cancers. Two mdm2 G/G SNP309 cancer cell lines, MANCA and A875, have compromised wild-type p53 that co-localizes with MDM2
Domenica Scumaci et al.
PloS one, 10(6), e0129762-e0129762 (2015-06-11)
Breast cancer (BC) is a leading cause of death among women. Among the major risk factors, an important role is played by familial history of BC. Germ-line mutations in BRCA1/2 genes account for most of the hereditary breast and/or ovarian
Lukáš Krásný et al.
Journal of mass spectrometry : JMS, 50(6), 802-811 (2015-07-15)
We report an MS-based workflow for identification of phosphorylated peptides from trypsinized protein mixtures and cell lysates that is suitable for high-throughput sample analysis. The workflow is based on an in situ enrichment on matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) plates that
Bipasha Barua et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(45), 18425-18430 (2012-10-24)
Cooperative activation of actin-myosin interaction by tropomyosin (Tm) is central to regulation of contraction in muscle cells and cellular and intracellular movements in nonmuscle cells. The steric blocking model of muscle regulation proposed 40 y ago has been substantiated at
Rebecca L Scalzo et al.
FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 28(6), 2705-2714 (2014-03-07)
Improved endurance exercise performance in adult humans after sprint interval training (SIT) has been attributed to mitochondrial biogenesis. However, muscle protein synthesis (MPS) and mitochondrial biogenesis during SIT have not been measured, nor have sex-specific differences. We hypothesized that males
Andrew P Jackson et al.
Nucleic acids research, 42(11), 7113-7131 (2014-05-07)
Babesia spp. are tick-borne, intraerythrocytic hemoparasites that use antigenic variation to resist host immunity, through sequential modification of the parasite-derived variant erythrocyte surface antigen (VESA) expressed on the infected red blood cell surface. We identified the genomic processes driving antigenic
Abigail L Clutterbuck et al.
Journal of proteomics, 74(5), 704-715 (2011-03-01)
This study employed a targeted high-throughput proteomic approach to identify the major proteins present in the secretome of articular cartilage. Explants from equine metacarpophalangeal joints were incubated alone or with interleukin-1beta (IL-1β, 10ng/ml), with or without carprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory
Alexander Nyström et al.
EMBO molecular medicine, 7(9), 1211-1228 (2015-07-22)
Genetic loss of collagen VII causes recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB)-a severe skin fragility disorder associated with lifelong blistering and disabling progressive soft tissue fibrosis. Causative therapies for this complex disorder face major hurdles, and clinical implementation remains elusive. Here
Ravi Chand Bollineni et al.
Journal of proteome research, 13(11), 5081-5093 (2014-07-11)
Protein carbonylation is a common nonenzymatic oxidative post-translational modification, which is often considered as biomarker of oxidative stress. Recent evidence links protein carbonylation also to obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), though the protein targets of carbonylation in human
Jennifer L Wehmeyer et al.
Tissue engineering. Part C, Methods, 21(7), 649-659 (2014-12-05)
Numerous techniques have been reported for preparing and sterilizing amniotic membrane (AM) for use in clinical applications. However, these preparations either do not produce completely sterile tissue or are detrimental to molecules unique to the tissue matrix, thus compromising beneficial
Eunice Molinar-Toribio et al.
PloS one, 9(8), e104637-e104637 (2014-08-15)
SHROB rats have been suggested as a model for metabolic syndrome (MetS) as a situation prior to the onset of CVD or type-2 diabetes, but information on descriptive biochemical parameters for this model is limited. Here, we extensively evaluate parameters
Régis E Meyer et al.
Molecular biology of the cell, 26(17), 2986-3000 (2015-07-15)
In mitosis, the centromeres of sister chromosomes are pulled toward opposite poles of the spindle. In meiosis I, the opposite is true: the sister centromeres move together to the same pole, and the homologous chromosomes are pulled apart. This change
Amani Y Alhalwani et al.
Proteins, 88(1), 166-174 (2019-07-12)
Lactoferrin (LF) is a multifunctional protein that plays important physiological roles as one of the most concentrated proteins in many human and other mammalian fluids and tissues. In particular, LF provides antibacterial properties to human milk, saliva, and tear fluid.
Julie A Reisz et al.
The FEBS journal, 280(23), 6150-6161 (2013-10-10)
Cellular exposure to reactive oxygen species induces rapid oxidation of DNA, proteins, lipids and other biomolecules. At the proteome level, cysteine thiol oxidation is a prominent post-translational process that is implicated in normal physiology and numerous pathologies. Methods for investigating
Simona Capone et al.
International journal of molecular sciences, 16(10), 23127-23142 (2015-09-26)
Horseradish peroxidase (HRP), conjugated to antibodies and lectins, is widely used in medical diagnostics. Since recombinant production of the enzyme is difficult, HRP isolated from plant is used for these applications. Production in the yeast Pichia pastoris (P. pastoris), the
Arishma Rajkarnikar et al.
Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 436(2), 128-133 (2013-04-27)
Bacillithiol (BSH), an α-anomeric glycoside of l-cysteinyl-d-glucosaminyl-l-malate, is a major low molecular weight thiol found in low GC Gram-positive bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus. Like other low molecular weight thiols, BSH is likely involved in protection against a number of
Ruben Magni et al.
Journal of translational medicine, 13, 346-346 (2015-11-06)
Prompt antibiotic treatment of early stage Lyme borreliosis (LB) prevents progression to severe multisystem disease. There is a clinical need to improve the diagnostic specificity of early stage Lyme assays in the period prior to the mounting of a robust
Nida Zaidi et al.
The journal of physical chemistry. B, 118(46), 13025-13036 (2014-10-23)
Sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS)-glycoprotein interaction serves as a model for a biological membrane. To get mechanistic insight into the interaction of SDS and glycoprotein, the effect of SDS on bovine serum fetuin (BSF) was studied in subcritical micellar concentrations at
Kaixin Wu et al.
Cell reports, 30(1), 25-36 (2020-01-09)
Known as a histone H3K9 methyltransferase, SETDB1 is essential for embryonic development and pluripotent inner cell mass (ICM) establishment. However, its function in pluripotency regulation remains elusive. In this study, we find that under the "ground state" of pluripotency with
Yuling Chen et al.
PloS one, 10(6), e0127788-e0127788 (2015-06-04)
Tuberculosis, caused by the pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is a worldwide public health threat. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is capable of resisting various stresses in host cells, including high levels of ROS and copper ions. To better understand the resistance mechanisms of mycobacteria
Tingting Lian et al.
International journal of molecular sciences, 16(6), 13427-13441 (2015-06-26)
The search to date for accurate protein biomarkers in acute ischemic stroke has taken into consideration the stage and/or the size of infarction, but has not accounted for the site of stroke. In the present study, multiple reaction monitoring using
Javier de la Mora et al.
Journal of bacteriology, 197(17), 2859-2866 (2015-07-01)
Rhodobacter sphaeroides is a free-living alphaproteobacterium that contains two clusters of functional flagellar genes in its genome: one acquired by horizontal gene transfer (fla1) and one that is endogenous (fla2). We have shown that the Fla2 system is normally quiescent
Mahmoud-Reza Rafiee et al.
Molecular systems biology, 16(5), e9370-e9370 (2020-05-14)
Streptavidin-mediated enrichment is a powerful strategy to identify biotinylated biomolecules and their interaction partners; however, intense streptavidin-derived peptides impede protein identification by mass spectrometry. Here, we present an approach to chemically modify streptavidin, thus rendering it resistant to proteolysis by
Aubérie Parent et al.
Nature communications, 6, 5686-5686 (2015-01-20)
Friedreich's ataxia is a severe neurodegenerative disease caused by the decreased expression of frataxin, a mitochondrial protein that stimulates iron-sulfur (Fe-S) cluster biogenesis. In mammals, the primary steps of Fe-S cluster assembly are performed by the NFS1-ISD11-ISCU complex via the
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