ABSTRACT: SCX fractiond, TMT labeled pleomorphic soft-tissue sarcomas. 32 raw files (8x4) plus 8 pools (also TMT labeled) corresponding to each SCX fraction are submitted. The latter were used to propagate identifications across the runs.
Soft tissue sarcomas (STS) are malignant tumors of mesenchymal origin. A substantial portion of these tumors exhibits complex karyotypes and lack characterized chromosomal aberrations. Owing to such properties, both histopathologic and molecular classification of these tumors has been a significant challenge. This study examines the protein expression of a large number of human STS, including subtype heterogeneity, using two-dimensional gel proteomics. In addition, detailed proteome profiles of ...[more]
Project description:Purpose: determine RNA expression differences in an unbiased fashion between UPS tumors derived from LSL-KrasG12D;Trp53-/- (KP) mice, and UPS tumors derived from LSL-KrasG12D;Trp53-/-;Epas1-/- (KPH2) mice. Epas1 encodes HIF-2alpha protein. RNA-seq was performed on KP (n = 4) and KPH2 (n = 4) derived UPS tumors using Illumina HiSeq 2000.
Project description:Cattle trypanosomosis caused by Trypanosoma vivax is a widely distributed disease in Africa and Latin America. It causes significant losses in the livestock industry and is characterized by fever, parasitemia, anemia, lethargy, and weight loss. In this study we evaluated the virulence (capacity to multiply inside the host) and pathogenicity (ability to produce disease and/or mortality) patterns of two T. vivax strains (TvMT1 and TvLIEM176) in experimentally-infected sheep and determined the proteins differentially expressed in the proteomes of these two strains. There was a marked difference in the virulence and pathogenicity between both T. vivax strains: TvLIEM176 showed high virulence and moderate pathogenicity, whereas TvMT1 showed low virulence and high pathogenicity. In the proteomic analysis, we identified a total of 29 proteins associated with the different biological behaviour, of which 14 exhibited significant differences in their expression level between the two strains. The proteins evidenced in this study are considered potential virulence and pathogenicity biomarkers in T. vivax infections, and deserve further investigations to precise their functional role in the host-parasite interactions.
Project description:Severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) is a serious public health issue with high morbidity and mortality rates. Previous proteomic studies on sTBI have mainly focused on human cerebrospinal fluid and serum, as well as on brain protein changes in murine models. However, human proteomic data in sTBI brain is still needed. We used proteomics and bioinformatics strategies to investigate variations in protein expression in human brains after sTBI, using samples from the Department of Neurosurgery, Affiliated Hospital of Hebei University (Hebei, P.R. China). Our proteomics data identified 4031 proteins, of which 162 proteins were overexpressed and 5 proteins were downregulated. The biological pathways that showed significant changes in protein expression according to bioinformatics analysis were glial cell differentiation, complement activation, apolipoprotein catalysis in statin pathway, and the blood coagulation cascade. Western blot verification of protein changes in a subset of the available tissue samples showed results that were consistent with the proteomics data. This study is one of the first to investigate the whole proteome of human sTBI brains, and provides a characteristic signature and overall landscape of the sTBI brain proteome.
Project description:To identify the site(s) of O-GlcNAcylation on PGK1, we transiently co-expressed Flag-tagged PGK1 and OGT in HEK293T cells. After immunoprecipitation using anti-Flag M2 beads and in-gel trypsin digestion, resulted peptides were subjected to mass spectrometry analysis
Project description:Wheat (Triticum aestivum), one of the most important cereal crops, it provides many kinds of food for humans and animals, in this study, we performed the first comprehensive phosphoproteome analysis to study the regulatory mechanism of bread quality formation under different nitrogen fertilizer. Totally, 2470 phosphotides, represented 1372 proteins were identified in our study. and 411 proteins showed significant differences.
Project description:Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) accounts for less than 5% of all thyroid cancers, and it is a rare neuroendocrine tumor which derives from calcitonin-secreting thyroid C cells.Given the underlying mechanism involved in MTC remain unclear, the development and the specific pathways of MTC require further investigation.here we employed the application of TMT6plex-based LC-MS/MS to identify and analyze the novel differentially-expressed proteins(DEPs) from MTC patients, To our best knowledge, it is the first study to comprehensively investigate the molecular mechanisms of MTC by proteomics technology from Chinese MTC patients’ tissues, and these DEPs identified in our study will provide a better understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of MTC, as well as may provide potential therapeutic targets for patients with MTC.
Project description:Reduced prolamin (zein) accumulation and defective ER-body formation occurs in maize opaque endosperm mutants opaque2 (o2), floury2 (fl2), defective endosperm*B30 (DeB30), and mucronate (Mc) whereas other opaque mutants such as opaque1 (o1) and floury1 (fl1) are normal in these regards. This suggests that other factors contribute to kernel texture. We used a LC-MS/MS proteomics approach to compare non-zein proteins of nearly isogenic opaque mutants. In total, 2762 proteins were identified that were enriched for biological processes such as protein transport and folding, amino acid biosynthesis, and proteolysis. Amino acid analysis of top proteins revealed qualitative changes in lysine abundance contributing to the overall lysine increase. Principal component analysis and pathway enrichment suggested that the mutants partition into three groups: Mc, DeB30, fl2 and o2; o1; and fl1. Indicator species analysis revealed mutant-specific proteins, and highlighted ER secretory pathway components that are enriched in selected groups of mutants, albeit with no common proteins across all mutants. Most significantly changed proteins were related to stress or defense and zein partitioning into the soluble fraction for Mc, DeB30, o1 and fl1 specifically. We suggest that ER stress is a universal trigger of opacity regardless of qualitative or quantitative changes in zein accumulation.