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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925517/differences-in-protein-expression-among-five-species-of-stream-stonefly-plecoptera-along-a-latitudinal-gradient-in-japan
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Maribet Gamboa, Maria Claret Tsuchiya, Suguru Matsumoto, Hisato Iwata, Kozo Watanabe
Proteome variation among natural populations along an environmental gradient may provide insights into how the biological functions of species are related to their local adaptation. We investigated protein expression in five stream stonefly species from four geographic regions along a latitudinal gradient in Japan with varying climatic conditions. The extracted proteins were separated by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis and identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization of time-of-flight (MALDI TOF/TOF), yielding 446 proteins...
September 19, 2017: Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925253/novel-trimodal-maldi-imaging-mass-spectrometry-ims3-at-10-%C3%AE-m-reveals-spatial-lipid-and-peptide-correlates-implicated-in-a%C3%AE-plaque-pathology-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Ibrahim Kaya, Dimitri Brinet, Wojciech Michno, Mehmet Baskurt, Henrik Zetterberg, Kaj Blennow, Jörg Hanrieder
Multimodal chemical imaging using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) can provide comprehensive molecular information in situ within the same tissue sections. This is of relevance for studying different brain pathologies such as Alzheimer's Disease (AD), where recent data suggest a critical relevance of co-localizing Aβ peptides and neuronal lipids. We here developed a novel trimodal, high-resolution (10µm) MALDI imaging MS (IMS) paradigm for negative- and positive ion mode lipid analysis and subsequent protein ion imaging on the same tissue section...
September 19, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923505/subcutaneous-infection-by-graphium-basitruncatum-in-a-heart-transplant-patient
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Analía L Fernández, Patricia O Andres, Cecilia H Veciño, Claudia B Nagel, María Teresa Mujica
Graphium basitruncatum, a synanamorph of Pseudoallescheria has been rarely reported in human infections. We report a case of subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by this fungus in a heart transplant recipient. We also describe the phenotypic, molecular methods and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) used to achieve isolate identification.
September 15, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920176/isolation-and-identification-of-antifungal-peptides-from-bacillus-amyloliquefaciens-w10
#4
Qing-Xia Zhang, Ying Zhang, Hai-Huan Shan, Yun-Hui Tong, Xi-Jun Chen, Feng-Quan Liu
Antifungal metabolites produced by Bacillus sp. W10, which was previously isolated from the tomato rhizosphere, were investigated. Strain W10 was identified as Bacillus amyloliquefaciens by analysis of its 16S rDNA and gyrB gene partial sequences. PCR analysis showed the presence of fenB, sfp, and ituD genes, coding for fengycin, surfactin, and iturin, respectively. A novel small antifungal peptide, designated 5240, produced by this strain was isolated by ammonium sulfate precipitation and Superdex 200 gel filtration chromatography...
September 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917755/identification-of-trypanosomatids-by-detecting-single-nucleotide-fingerprints-using-dna-analysis-by-dynamic-chemistry-with-maldi-tof
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María Angélica Luque-González, Mavys Tabraue-Chávez, Bárbara López-Longarela, Rosario María Sánchez-Martín, Matilde Ortiz-González, Miguel Soriano-Rodríguez, José Antonio García-Salcedo, Salvatore Pernagallo, Juan José Díaz-Mochón
Protozoan parasites of the Trypanosomatidae family can cause devastating diseases in humans and animals, such as Human African Trypanosomiasis or Sleeping Sickness, Chagas disease and Leishmaniasis. Currently, there are molecular assays for detecting parasitic infections and their post-treatment monitoring based on nucleic acid amplification, but there are still certain limitations which limit the development of assays that can detect and discriminate between parasite infections with a single test. Here, we present the development of a novel molecular assay for the rapid identification of Trypanosomatids, integrating DNA analysis by dynamic chemistry in conjunction with Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization - Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-ToF)...
January 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916040/matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-mass-spectrometry-for-the-analysis-of-polyamines-in-plant-micro-tissues-using-cucurbituril-as-a-host-molecule
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Jun Ding, Simin Liu, Hua-Ming Xiao, Tian-Tian Ye, Ping Zhou, Yu-Qi Feng
In this study, a matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry (MS) strategy using cucurbit[n]uril (CB[n]) as a host molecule is proposed for the analysis of low molecular weight (LMW) compounds in complex samples. As a proof-of-concept, CB[6] was selected as the host molecule, and endogenous polyamines in plant tissue were chosen as the target analytes. Due to the molecular recognition and mass shifting properties of CB[6], the ionic signals associated with polyamines were moved to the higher mass region (>1000 Da) after specifically binding to CB[6], while signal interference derived from the conventional organic matrix and the complex sample matrix remained in the low mass region because of the incompatibility of their molecular size with CB[6] cavities...
September 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905155/association-of-tlr4-gene-polymorphisms-with-childhood-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-in-a-chinese-population
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Hui Xu, Guizhen Jiang, Hongqiang Shen, Wei Li, Jianhua Mao, Yanxiang Pan
Recent studies demonstrated that aberrant activation of Toll-like receptor (TLR) 4 was involved in the pathogenesis of Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP). In this study, we evaluated the association between TLR4 gene polymorphisms and the risk of childhood HSP in a Chinese population. A total of 175 HSP patients and 186 controls were recruited in this case-control study. Three single-nucleotide polymorphisms of the TLR4 gene (rs1927914, rs10759932 and rs1927907) were genotyped using the matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) and Sequenom MassARRAY system...
September 13, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903168/-sharing-bacterial-microbiota-between-owners-and-their-pets-dogs-cats
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Jan Wipler, Zuzana Čermáková, Tomáš Hanzálek, Hana Horáková, Helena Žemličková
INTRODUCTION: The microbiological aspect of a relationship between pets (dogs/cats) and their owners is mainly concerned with the incidence of shared bacterial species, in particular potential pathogens. Given the great popularity of sharing homes with pets (dogs/cats) in the Czech Republic, there is an increased possibility of communication between microbiota of the two macroorganisms (pet and owner). The aim of the study was to determine the biodiversity of shared bacteria and possibility of exchange of genes of resistance to antimicrobial agents between potential pathogens based on the close relationship between pets and humans...
June 2017: Klinická Mikrobiologie a Infekc̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900710/coupling-matrix-assisted-ionization-with-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-and-electron-transfer-dissociation-to-characterize-intact-proteins-and-post-translational-modifications
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Bingming Chen, Christopher B Lietz, Lingjun Li
Matrix-assisted ionization (MAI) is a recently developed ionization technique that produces multiply charged ions on either electrospray ionization (ESI) or matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) platform without the need of high voltage or laser ablation. In this study, MAI has been coupled to a high resolution accurate mass (HRAM) hybrid instrument, the Orbitrap Elite mass spectrometer, with electron transfer dissociation (ETD) module for fast peptide and intact protein characterization. The softness of MAI process preserves labile post-translational modifications (PTM) and allows fragmentation and localization by ETD...
September 12, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899453/application-of-maldi-tof-ms-systems-in-the-rapid-identification-of-campylobacter-spp-of-public-health-importance
#10
Ying-Hsin Hsieh, Yun F Wang, Hercules Moura, Nancy Miranda, Steven Simpson, Ramnath Gowrishankar, John Barr, Khalil Kerdahi, Irshad M Sulaiman
Campylobacteriosis is an infectious gastrointestinal disease caused by Campylobacter spp.In most cases, it is either underdiagnosed or underreported due to poor diagnostics and limited databases. Several DNA-based molecular diagnostic techniques, including 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) sequence typing, have been widely used in the species identification of Campylobacter. Nevertheless, these assays are time-consuming and require a high quality of bacterial DNA. Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI) time-of-flight (TOF) MS is an emerging diagnostic technology that can provide the rapid identification of microorganisms by using their intact cells without extraction or purification...
September 12, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894190/novel-detection-of-post-translational-modifications-in-human-monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells-after-chronic-alcohol-exposure-role-of-inflammation-regulator-h4k12ac
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Tiyash Parira, Gloria Figueroa, Alejandra Laverde, Gianna Casteleiro, Mario E Gomez Hernandez, Francisco Fernandez-Lima, Marisela Agudelo
Previous reports on epigenetic mechanisms involved in alcohol abuse have focus on hepatic and neuronal regions, leaving the immune system and specifically monocyte-derived dendritic cells (MDDCs) understudied. Our lab has previously shown histone deacetylases are modulated in cells derived from alcohol users and after in vitro acute alcohol treatment of human MDDCs. In the current study, we developed a novel screening tool using matrix assisted laser desorption ionization-fourier transform-ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (MALDI-FT-ICR MS) and single cell imaging flow cytometry to detect post-translational modifications (PTMs) in human MDDCs due to chronic alcohol exposure...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893315/heterogeneous-drug-penetrance-of-veliparib-and-carboplatin-measured-in-triple-negative-breast-tumors
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Imke H Bartelink, Brendan Prideaux, Gregor Krings, Lisa Wilmes, Pei Rong Evelyn Lee, Pan Bo, Byron Hann, Jean-Philippe Coppé, Diane Heditsian, Lamorna Swigart-Brown, Ella F Jones, Sergey Magnitsky, Ron J Keizer, Niels de Vries, Hilde Rosing, Nela Pawlowska, Scott Thomas, Mallika Dhawan, Rahul Aggarwal, Pamela N Munster, Laura J Esserman, Weiming Ruan, Alan H B Wu, Douglas Yee, Véronique Dartois, Radojka M Savic, Denise M Wolf, Laura van 't Veer
BACKGROUND: Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitors (PARPi), coupled to a DNA damaging agent is a promising approach to treating triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). However, not all patients respond; we hypothesize that non-response in some patients may be due to insufficient drug penetration. As a first step to testing this hypothesis, we quantified and visualized veliparib and carboplatin penetration in mouse xenograft TNBCs and patient blood samples. METHODS: MDA-MB-231, HCC70 or MDA-MB-436 human TNBC cells were implanted in 41 beige SCID mice...
September 11, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890887/isolation-and-characterization-of-actinobacteria-from-algerian-sahara-soils-with-antimicrobial-activities
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Harir Mohamed, Bellahcene Miloud, Fortas Zohra, José María García-Arenzana, Antonio Veloso, Susana Rodríguez-Couto
Extreme ecosystems can be a source of untapped microorganisms to produce novel bioactive compounds of industrial interest. Consequently, in this work, 32 actinomycetes were isolated from 6 soil samples collected from Algerian Sahara in searching for untapped producers of novel antimicrobial compounds. All the isolates were further subjected to antimicrobial screening against pathogenic bacteria, yeast and fungi. The obtained results indicated that three of the isolates (named C, MS1 and 10) showed antimicrobial activities against most of the tested pathogenic microorganisms...
2017: International Journal of Molecular and Cellular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889758/maldi-tof-ms-versus-16s-rrna-sequencing-minor-discrepancy-between-tools-in-identification-of-bacteroides-isolates
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Károly Péter Sárvári, József Sóki, Miklós Iván, Cecilia Miszti, Krisztina Latkóczy, Szilvia Zsóka Melegh, Edit Urbán
Members of the genus Bacteroides are important components of the normal microbiota of gastrointestinal tract; however, as opportunistic pathogens are also associated with severe or even life-threatening infections with significant mortality. Various species within Bacteroides fragilis group are phenotypically very similar; thus, their identifications with traditional-automated biochemical methods are frequently inaccurate. The identification of the newly discovered or reclassified bacteria can be doubtful because of the lack of biochemical profile in the database of these tests...
September 11, 2017: Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880263/lrp6-is-identified-as-a-potential-prognostic-marker-for-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-via-maldi-ims
#15
Yao Yuan, Xiaoyan Xie, Yuchen Jiang, Zihao Wei, Peiqi Wang, Fangman Chen, Xinyi Li, Chongkui Sun, Hang Zhao, Xin Zeng, Lu Jiang, Yu Zhou, Hongxia Dan, Mingye Feng, Rui Liu, Zhiyong Wang, Qianming Chen
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, with 500 000 new cases each year. However, the mechanisms underlying OSCC development are relatively unknown. In this study, matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization imaging mass spectrometry (MALDI-IMS)-based proteomic strategy was used to profile the differentially expressed peptides/proteins between OSCC tissues and their adjacent noncancerous tissues. Sixty-seven unique peptide peaks and five distinct proteins were identified with changed expression levels...
September 7, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877205/identification-of-shiga-toxigenic-escherichia-coli-outbreak-isolates-by-a-novel-data-analysis-tool-after-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
#16
Martin Christner, Dirk Dressler, Mark Andrian, Claudia Reule, Orlando Petrini
The fast and reliable characterization of bacterial and fungal pathogens plays an important role in infectious disease control and tracking of outbreak agents. DNA based methods are the gold standard for epidemiological investigations, but they are still comparatively expensive and time-consuming. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is a fast, reliable and cost-effective technique now routinely used to identify clinically relevant human pathogens. It has been used for subspecies differentiation and typing, but its use for epidemiological tasks, e...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876034/-purification-characterization-and-partial-primary-structure-analysis-of-rutin-degrading-enzyme-in-tartary-buckwheat-seeds
#17
Yuwei Zhang, Jie Li, Yong Yuan, Jijuan Gu, Peng Chen
Rutin-degrading enzymes (RDE) can degrade rutin into poorly water soluble compound, quercetin, and cause the bitter taste in tartary buckwheat. In the present study RDE from Yu 6-21 tartary buckwheat seeds was purified by ammonium sulphate precipitation, followed by hydrophobic interaction chromatography on Phenyl Sepharose CL-4B, ion exchange chromatography on CM-Cellulose and gel filtration chromatography on Sephadex G-150. Purified RDE showed single band with molecular weight of 66 kDa on SDS-PAGE. The optimum pH and temperature of RDE were 5...
May 25, 2017: Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao, Chinese Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875264/gas-phase-stability-of-negatively-charged-organophosphate-metabolites-produced-by-electrospray-ionization-and-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization
#18
Daiki Asakawa, Hajime Mizuno, Toshimasa Toyo'oka
The formation mechanisms of singly and multiply charged organophosphate metabolites by electrospray ionization (ESI) and their gas phase stabilities were investigated. Metabolites containing multiple phosphate groups, such as adenosine 5'-diphosphate (ADP), adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP), and D-myo-inositol-1,4,5-triphosphate (IP3) were observed as doubly deprotonated ions by negative-ion ESI mass spectrometry. Organophosphates with multiple negative charges were found to be unstable and often underwent loss of PO3(-), although singly deprotonated analytes were stable...
September 5, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873258/the-inherent-matrix-properties-of-lichen-metabolites-in-maldi-tof-ms
#19
Pierre Le Pogam, Joël Boustie, Pascal Richomme, Antoine Denis, Andreas Schinkovitz
RATIONALE: Light-absorbing secondary metabolites from lichens were recently reported to exhibit promising Laser Desorption Ionization (LDI) properties, enabling their direct detection from crude lichen extracts. In addition, many of them display close structural homologies to commercial Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization (MALDI) matrices, which is incentive for the evaluation of their matrical properties. The current study systematically evaluated the matrix effects of several structural classes of lichen metabolites: monoaromatic compounds, quinone derivatives, dibenzofuran-related molecules and the shikimate-derived vulpinic acid...
September 5, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872133/peptide-and-protein-quantification-using-automated-immuno-maldi-imaldi
#20
Huiyan Li, Robert Popp, Bjorn Frohlich, Michael X Chen, Christoph H Borchers
Mass spectrometry (MS) is one of the most commonly used technologies for quantifying proteins in complex samples, with excellent assay specificity as a result of the direct detection of the mass-to-charge ratio of each target molecule. However, MS-based proteomics, like most other analytical techniques, has a bias towards measuring high-abundance analytes, so it is challenging to achieve detection limits of low ng/mL or pg/mL in complex samples, and this is the concentration range for many disease-relevant proteins in biofluids such as human plasma...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
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