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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925692/a-method-to-generate-and-analyze-modified-myristoylated-proteins
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Huanyao Gao, Wei Sun, Zhiquan Song, Yanbao Yu, Li Wang, Xian Chen, Qisheng Zhang
Covalent lipid modification of proteins is essential to their cellular localizations and functions. Engineered lipid motif coupled with bio-orthogonal chemistry has been utilized to identify myristoylated or palmitoylated proteins in cells. However, whether modified proteins have similar properties as endogenous ones has not been well investigated mainly due to lack of methods to generate and analyze purified proteins. We have developed a method that utilizes metabolic interference and mass spectrometry to produce and analyze modified, myristoylated small GTPase ADP-ribosylation factor 1 (Arf1)...
December 7, 2016: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919665/three-dimensional-visualization-of-membrane-phospholipid-distributions-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-seeds-a-spatial-perspective-of-molecular-heterogeneity
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Drew Sturtevant, Maria Emilia Dueñas, Young-Jin Lee, Kent D Chapman
Arabidopsis thaliana has been widely used as a model plant to study acyl lipid metabolism. Seeds of A. thaliana are quite small (approximately 500×300μm and weigh ~20μg), making lipid compositional analyses of single seeds difficult to achieve. Here we have used matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization-mass spectrometry imaging (MALDI-MSI) to map and visualize the three-dimensional spatial distributions of two common membrane phospholipid classes, phosphatidylcholine (PC) and phosphatidylinositol (PI), in single A...
December 2, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918826/long-term-protection-of-genetically-ablated-rabbit-retinal-degeneration-by-sustained-transscleral-unoprostone-delivery
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Nobuhiro Nagai, Eri Koyanagi, Yasuko Izumida, Junjun Liu, Aya Katsuyama, Hirokazu Kaji, Matsuhiko Nishizawa, Noriko Osumi, Mineo Kondo, Hiroko Terasaki, Yukihiko Mashima, Toru Nakazawa, Toshiaki Abe
Purpose: To evaluate the long-term protective effects of transscleral unoprostone (UNO) against retinal degeneration in transgenic (Tg) rabbits (Pro347Leu rhodopsin mutation). Methods: The UNO release devices (URDs) were implanted into the sclerae of Tg rabbits and ERG, optical coherence tomography (OCT), and ophthalmic examinations were conducted for 40 weeks. Unoprostone metabolites in retina, choroid/RPE, aqueous humor, and plasma from wild-type (Wt) rabbits were measured using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918491/clarification-of-the-antagonistic-effect-of-the-lipopeptides-produced-by-bacillus-amyloliquefaciens-bpd1-against-pyricularia-oryzae-via-in-situ-maldi-tof-ims-analysis
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Jen-Hung Liao, Pi-Yu Chen, Yu-Liang Yang, Shu-Chen Kan, Feng-Chia Hsieh, Yung-Chang Liu
This study tried to clarify the antagonistic effect of the lipopeptides secreted by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain BPD1 (Ba-BPD1) against Pyricularia oryzae Cavara (PO). To determine the major antifungal lipopeptides effective against PO, single and dual cultures were carried out in solid-state media. The matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight imaging mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF IMS) was used to identify the most effective lipopeptide in situ. Meanwhile, the morphology of pathogen fungi treated with lipopeptides was observed via the SEM...
December 3, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917942/chemical-imaging-of-platinum-based-drugs-and-their-metabolites
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Xin Liu, Amanda B Hummon
Platinum-based drugs (cisplatin, carboplatin, and oxaliplatin) are widely used therapeutic agents for cancer treatment. Even though the platinum (Pt)-drugs are routinely used clinically, a clear picture of their distribution within tumor tissues is lacking. The current methods to image the distribution of Pt drugs are limited and do not enable the discrimination of the drug from its metabolites. In this manuscript, we demonstrate a methodology that enables chemical imaging of a Pt drug and its metabolites simultaneously and specifically...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917611/high-mass-and-spatial-resolution-mass-spectrometry-imaging-of-nicolas-poussin-painting-cross-section-by-cluster-tof-sims
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M Noun, E Van Elslande, D Touboul, H Glanville, S Bucklow, P Walter, A Brunelle
The painting Rebecca and Eliezer at the Well, which hangs in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK, is possibly one of the last figure painting executed by Nicolas Poussin at the very end of his life and is usually dated to the early 1660s. In this perspective special feature, Philippe Walter, Alain Brunelle and colleagues give new insights on the artist's working methods by a careful stateof-the-art imaging ToF-SIMS study of one sample taken on the edge of the painting. This approach allowed for the identification of the pigments used in the painting, their nature and components and those of the ground and preparatory layers, with the identification of the binder(s) and possible other additions of organic materials such as glue...
December 2016: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917244/la-images-a-software-for-elemental-distribution-bioimaging-using-la-icp-ms-data
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Hugo López-Fernández, Gustavo de S Pessôa, Marco A Z Arruda, José L Capelo-Martínez, Florentino Fdez-Riverola, Daniel Glez-Peña, Miguel Reboiro-Jato
The spatial distribution of chemical elements in different types of samples is an important field in several research areas such as biology, paleontology or biomedicine, among others. Elemental distribution imaging by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) is an effective technique for qualitative and quantitative imaging due to its high spatial resolution and sensitivity. By applying this technique, vast amounts of raw data are generated to obtain high-quality images, essentially making the use of specific LA-ICP-MS imaging software that can process such data absolutely mandatory...
2016: Journal of Cheminformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916135/integrating-chemical-imaging-of-cationic-trace-metal-solutes-and-ph-into-a-single-hydrogel-layer
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Christoph Hoefer, Jakob Santner, Sergey M Borisov, Walter W Wenzel, Markus Puschenreiter
Gel-based, two-dimensional (2D) chemical imaging techniques are versatile methods for investigating biogeochemically active environments at high spatial resolution (sub-mm). State-of-the-art solute imaging techniques, such as diffusive gradients in thin films (DGT) and planar optodes (PO), employ passive solute sampling or sensing. Combining these methods will provide powerful tools for studying the biogeochemistry of biological niches in soils and sediments. In this study we aimed at developing a combined single-layer gel for direct pH imaging using PO and sampling of anionic and cationic solutes by DGT, with subsequent analysis of the bound solutes by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS)...
January 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914089/generating-and-purifying-fab-fragments-from-human-and-mouse-igg-using-the-bacterial-enzymes-ides-speb-and-kgp
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Jonathan Sjögren, Linda Andersson, Malin Mejàre, Fredrik Olsson
Fab fragments are valuable research tools in various areas of science including applications in imaging, binding studies, removal of Fc-mediated effector functions, mass spectrometry, infection biology, and many others. The enzymatic tools for the generation of Fab fragments have been discovered through basic research within the field of molecular bacterial pathogenesis. Today, these enzymes are widely applied as research tools and in this chapter, we describe methodologies based on bacterial enzymes to generate Fab fragments from both human and mouse IgG...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900434/combination-of-microbiological-spectroscopic-and-molecular-docking-techniques-to-study-the-antibacterial-mechanism-of-thymol-against-staphylococcus-aureus-membrane-damage-and-genomic-dna-binding
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Lang-Hong Wang, Zhi-Hong Zhang, Xin-An Zeng, De-Ming Gong, Man-Sheng Wang
Thymol (2-isopropyl-5-methylphenol) is a natural ingredient used as flavor or preservative agent in food products. The antibacterial mechanism of thymol against Gram-positive, Staphylococcus aureus was investigated in this work. A total of 15 membrane fatty acids were identified in S. aureus cells by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Exposure to thymol at low concentrations induced obvious alterations in membrane fatty acid composition, such as decreasing the proportion of branched 12-methyltetradecanoic acid and 14-methylhexadecanoic acid (from 22...
November 29, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899298/mechanisms-and-time-course-of-menthol-induced-cutaneous-vasodilation
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Daniel H Craighead, Nathaniel B McCartney, James H Tumlinson, Lacy M Alexander
Menthol is a vasoactive compound that is widely used in topical analgesic agents. Menthol induces cutaneous vasodilation, however the underlying mechanisms are unknown. Determining the rates of appearance and clearance of menthol in the skin is important for optimizing topical treatment formulation and dosing. The purpose of this study was to determine the mechanisms contributing to menthol-mediated cutaneous vasodilation and to establish a time course for menthol appearance/clearance in the skin. Ten young (23±1years, 5 males 5 females) subjects participated in two protocols...
November 27, 2016: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890679/evaluation-of-non-supervised-maldi-mass-spectrometry-imaging-combined-with-microproteomics-for-glioma-grade-iii-classification
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Emilie Le Rhun, Marie Duhamel, Maxence Wisztorski, Jean-Pascal Gimeno, Fahed Zairi, Fabienne Escande, Nicolas Reyns, Firas Kobeissy, Claude-Alain Maurage, Michel Salzet, Isabelle Fournier
An integrated diagnosis using molecular features is recommended in the 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) classification. Our aim was to explore non-targeted molecular classification using MALDI mass spectrometry imaging (MALDI MSI) associated to microproteomics in order to classify anaplastic glioma by integration of clinical data. We used fresh-frozen tissue sections to perform MALDI MSI of proteins based on their digestion peptides after in-situ trypsin digestion of the tissue sections and matrix deposition by micro-spraying...
November 23, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890402/multi-elemental-analysis-of-human-lung-samples-using-inductively-coupled-plasma-mass-spectrometry
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Jackie Morton, Emma Tan, S Kim Suvarna
The aim of this study was to establish concentrations of a wide range of elements in human lung samples to allow better identification of potential exposures in subsequent cases. This study reports concentrations of 48 elements (Al, As, Au, B, Ba, Be, Bi, Br, Cd, Ce, Co, Cr, Cs, Cu, Fe, Ga, Gd, Ge, Hf, Hg, In, Li, Mn, Mo, Nb, Ni, Os, Pb, Pd, Pt, Rb, Re, Ru, Sb, Se, Sm, Sn, Sr, Ta, Te, Ti, Tl, Tm, V, W, Y, Zn and Zr) in fresh lung tissue samples from 54 hospital patients, of which 93% exhibited various forms of neoplasia...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888142/profiling-and-identification-of-new-proteins-involved-in-brain-ischemia-using-maldi-imaging-mass-spectrometry
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Víctor Llombart, Sebastián Alejandro Trejo, Sílvia Bronsoms, Anna Morancho, Ma Feifei, Júlia Faura, Teresa García-Berrocoso, Alba Simats, Anna Rosell, Francesc Canals, Mar Hernández-Guillamón, Joan Montaner
: The identification of proteins involved in brain ischemia might allow the discovery of putative biomarkers or therapeutic targets for ischemic stroke. Our aim is to study the distribution of proteins within mouse brain after an ischemic insult using MALDI imaging-mass-spectrometry and to identify relevant proteins involved in brain damage. We occluded the middle cerebral artery of C57BL/6J mice. Brain slices were analyzed by MALDI-TOF and infarct (IC) and contralateral (CL) regions were compared using ClinProTools...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886282/dynamics-and-yields-for-chbrcl2-photodissociation-from-215-265-nm
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Wyatt G Merrill, F Fleming Crim, Amanda S Case
We investigate the Ã-band photodissociation of CHBrCl2 at 215, 225, 235, 245, 255, and 265 nm. Following C-Br bond cleavage, resonance enhanced multiphoton ionization and time of flight mass spectrometry provide selective detection of the two product channels, from which we quantify the relative quantum yield of Br/Br* production. Velocity-map imaging of the photofragments allows us to determine the energy partitioning as a function of the photolysis energy for different exit channels. The anisotropy present in the imaging data suggests that absorption to the (3)Q0(+)(A') state is important throughout the entire region we study, though competition with other excited states is evident...
November 25, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885954/novel-biomarker-identification-using-metabolomic-profiling-to-differentiate-radiation-necrosis-and-recurrent-tumor-following-gamma-knife-radiosurgery
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Alex Y Lu, Jack L Turban, Eyiyemisi C Damisah, Jie Li, Ahmed K Alomari, Tore Eid, Alexander O Vortmeyer, Veronica L Chiang
OBJECTIVE Following an initial response of brain metastases to Gamma Knife radiosurgery, regrowth of the enhancing lesion as detected on MRI may represent either radiation necrosis (a treatment-related inflammatory change) or recurrent tumor. Differentiation of radiation necrosis from tumor is vital for management decision making but remains difficult by imaging alone. In this study, gas chromatography with time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GC-TOF) was used to identify differential metabolite profiles of the 2 tissue types obtained by surgical biopsy to find potential targets for noninvasive imaging...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883092/spatial-mapping-of-lichen-specialized-metabolites-using-ldi-msi-chemical-ecology-issues-for-ophioparma-ventosa
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Pierre Le Pogam, Béatrice Legouin, Audrey Geairon, Hélène Rogniaux, Françoise Lohézic-Le Dévéhat, Walter Obermayer, Joël Boustie, Anne-Cécile Le Lamer
Imaging mass spectrometry techniques have become a powerful strategy to assess the spatial distribution of metabolites in biological systems. Based on auto-ionisability of lichen metabolites using LDI-MS, we herein image the distribution of major secondary metabolites (specialized metabolites) from the lichen Ophioparma ventosa by LDI-MSI (Mass Spectrometry Imaging). Such technologies offer tremendous opportunities to discuss the role of natural products through spatial mapping, their distribution patterns being consistent with previous chemical ecology reports...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883030/spatial-quantitation-of-drugs-in-tissues-using-liquid-extraction-surface-analysis-mass-spectrometry-imaging
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John G Swales, Nicole Strittmatter, James W Tucker, Malcolm R Clench, Peter J H Webborn, Richard J A Goodwin
Liquid extraction surface analysis mass spectrometry imaging (LESA-MSI) has been shown to be an effective tissue profiling and imaging technique, producing robust and reliable qualitative distribution images of an analyte or analytes in tissue sections. Here, we expand the use of LESA-MSI beyond qualitative analysis to a quantitative analytical technique by employing a mimetic tissue model previously shown to be applicable for MALDI-MSI quantitation. Liver homogenate was used to generate a viable and molecularly relevant control matrix for spiked drug standards which can be frozen, sectioned and subsequently analyzed for the generation of calibration curves to quantify unknown tissue section samples...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882888/comparison-of-two-freely-available-software-packages-for-mass-spectrometry-imaging-data-analysis-using-brains-from-morphine-addicted-rats
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Anna Bodzon-Kulakowska, Marta Marszalek-Grabska, Anna Antolak, Anna Drabik, Jolanta H Kotlinska, Piotr Suder
Data analysis from mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) imaging experiments is a very complex task. Most of the software packages devoted to this purpose are designed by the mass spectrometer manufacturers and, thus, are not freely available. Laboratories developing their own MS-imaging sources usually do not have access to the commercial software, and they must rely on the freely available programs. The most recognized ones are BioMap, developed by Novartis under Interactive Data Language (IDL), and Datacube, developed by the Dutch Foundation for Fundamental Research of Matter (FOM-Amolf)...
2016: European Journal of Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881864/mass-spectrometry-imaging-a-novel-technology-in-rheumatology
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Beatriz Rocha, Cristina Ruiz-Romero, Francisco J Blanco
Mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) is used to determine the relative abundance and spatial distribution of biomolecules such as peptides, proteins, lipids and other organic compounds in tissue sections by their molecular masses. This technique provides a sensitive and label-free approach for high-resolution imaging, and is currently used in an increasing number of biomedical applications such as biomarker discovery, tissue classification and drug monitoring. Owing to technological advances in the past 5 years in diverse MSI strategies, this technology is expected to become a standard tool in clinical practice and provides information complementary to that obtained using existing methods...
November 24, 2016: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
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