Project description:The effect of CD151 expression onto the kinome of Jurkat T cells was assessed using kinome analysis. CD151 was expressed in Jurkat T cells by retroviral transduction based on a pMSCV vector. Entrez Gene: 977 UniProtKB: P48509 Jurkat T cells were transduced with the MSCV-CD151 vector and successfully transduced cells were selected using puromycin. For the kinome array experiments 3 independent samples of Jurkat cells and three independent samples of J-CD151 cells were collected. To minimize unspecific background signals, lysates from Jurkat and J-CD151 T cells harvested at different growth stages, which were then pooled to provide one sample prior to loading on the Kinexus antibody microarrays.
Project description:An important question for the use of the mouse as a model for studying human disease is the degree of functional conservation of genetic control pathways from human to mouse. The human and mouse placenta show structural similarities but there have been no systematic attempt to assess their molecular similarities or differences. We built a comprehensive database of protein and microarray data for the highly vascular exchange region micro-dissected from the human and mouse placenta near-term. Abnormalities in this region are associated with two of the most common and serious complications of human pregnancy, maternal preeclampsia (PE) and fetal intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), each disorder affecting ~5% of all pregnancies. Over 7,000 orthologs were detected with 70% co-expressed and over 80% of genes known to cause placental phenotypes in mouse were co-expressed. These genes form a tight protein-protein interaction network with novel candidate genes likely to be important in placental structure and/or function. The entire data is available as a web-accessible database to guide the informed development of mouse models to study human disease This experiment is now fully represented in NCBI Peptidome database with accession PSE115; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/peptidome/search/index.shtml?acc=PSE115 Microdissection of human villous trees and mouse placental labyrinth. Tissues were split for microarray and protein analysis. For protein analysis samples were first fractionated by differential sucrose gradients into mitochrondria, cytosol, microsomes and nuclei. Mitochrondira and neuclei were each extracted by two different methods for soluble and insoluble material. Each subcellular fraction for each tissue was analysed in quintuplet by 9 step 2 dimensional LC/MSMS. This generated a total of 270 mzXML files for each tissue.
Project description:In search for peptides with higher or special binding affinity and for further understanding of the mode of action, a full substitutional analysis of peptide PeB using microarrays was performed. Thus, 152 PeB mutant variants were generated. In each of them, the full-length sequence was preserved except for only one amino acid from the eight loop-forming amino acids of the original PeB peptide (ARDFYDYDVFYYAMD) which was substituted with the 19 remaining natural amino acids. To assess binding, influenza material was labeled with a protein reacting fluorophore. Microarray-based substitutional analysis of peptide PeB was performed using a PepStar® peptide library spotted on glass slides by JPT Peptide Technologies. The slides were used without additional treatment. For the labeling of proteins with a fluorescent dye, Dyomics DY-634 (λex = 635 nm, λem = 654 nm, Fluoro-spin 634 Kit (emp Biotech) was used, according to the manufacturer´s instructions. The following materials were labeled: NewYork H3N2, Aichi H3N2, Victoria H3N2 and California H1N1. Labeled analytes were incubated several hours or overnight at indicated concentrations using Femtotip buffer (FTP)30 (20 mM Tris, 30% glycerol, 3% polyvinylpyrrolidon 90, 0.1% Tween 20, pH 8.4) for dilution. The slides were washed twice in FTP and twice in ultrapure water and subsequently dried under a stream of nitrogen. Experiments were performed in triplicates using glycans (2,3'-/2,6'-sialyllactose) and proteins (Anti-H1/Anti-H3 antibodies, fetuin) as positive and negative controls.
Project description:Parkinson's Disease (PD) and Non-Demented Control (NDC) human sera were probed onto human protein microarrays in order to identify differentially expressed autoantibody biomarkers that could be used as diagnostic indicators. In the study presented here, 29 PD and 40 NDC human serum samples were probed onto human protein microarrays in order to identify differentially expressed autoantibodies. Microarray data was analyzed using several statistical significance algorithms, and autoantibodies that demonstrated significant group prevelance were selected as biomarkers of disease. Prediction classification analysis tested the diagnostic efficacy of the identified biomarkers; and differentiation of PD samples from other neurodegeneratively-diseased and non-neurodegeneratively-diseased controls (Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, and breast cancer) confirmed their specificity.
Project description:Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and Non-Demented Control (NDC) human sera were probed onto human protein microarrays in order to identify differentially expressed autoantibody biomarkers that could be used as diagnostic indicators. In the study presented here, 50 AD and 40 NDC human serum samples were probed onto human protein microarrays in order to identify differentially expressed autoantibodies. Microarray data was analyzed using several statistical significance algorithms, and autoantibodies that demonstrated significant group prevelance were selected as biomarkers of disease. Prediction classification analysis tested the diagnostic efficacy of the identified biomarkers; and differentiation of AD samples from other neurodegeneratively-diseased and non-neurodegeneratively-diseased controls (Parkinson's disease and breast cancer, respectively) confirmed their specificity.
Project description:Sera of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) or control mice were collected at day 18 post immunization. Comprehensive analysis of cytokine levels were performed by using commercially available RayBio Mouse Cytokine Array 2 (RayBiotech, Inc.) according to manufacturer’s protocol 4 samples.There are two groups: vehicle control group and EAE group. Each group consists of 2 replications.
Project description:HeLa cell extracts with or without GSK3 enzyme inhibition were assayed using protein microarrays in order to detect GSK3-dependent changes in protein polyubiquitination. HeLa lysates in triplicates were supplemented with ubiquitin and incubated on protein microarrays (ProtoArray 5.0; Invitrogen) in the presence or absence of the GSK3 inhibitor SB-216763. Polyubiquitination of the arrayed proteins was detected using specific antibodies. ProtoArray 5.0 contains over 9,000 full-length human proteins purified and arrayed in duplicate under native conditions to maximize functionality.
Project description:To identify substrates of the ubiquitinating E3 enzyme Rsp5 we applied purified Rsp5 to duplicate protein arrays. The Rsp proteins were expressed as fusion proteins to GST. We used as a control Ubr1, a RING domain containing E3 ligase We analyzed Rsp5 from S.cerevisiae on duplicate arrays, with four control chips, two without Rsp5 and two with Ubr1.
Project description:We developed a protein microarray to identify autoantigens in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). Baculovirus-Sf9 cell expression system was used to create a protein microarray with 1543 full-length human proteins expressed with a biotin carboxyl carrier protein (BCCP) folding tag. We assayed sera from UK and USA SLE individuals (total n=277), age/ancestry matched control cohorts (n=280) and a confounding disease cohort (n=92).
Project description:To identify the cytokines secreted by mesenchymal-like cancer cells that activate macrophages, the cytokine profiles of conditioned media from MCF7, MCF7 induced to undergo EMT by treatment of TGF-β, TNF-α and prolonged mammosphere culture, and MDA-MB-231 cells were analyzed by RayBio® Human Cytokine Antibody Array V. 5 samples. There are 5 groups: MCF7, MCF7 induced to undergo EMT by treatment of TGF-β (TGF-β-MCF7), TNF-α (TNF-α-MCF7), prolonged mammosphere culture (MCF7M), and MDA-MB-231 cells