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Forensic body fluids: Protein biomarkers

Date: Apr 2, 2017

Author: Steve Down

Biological stains such as urine, saliva and seminal fluid can be distinguished from each other using panels of unique protein biomarkers, offering a reliable way to assign the origin of a DNA profile in forensic cases, say researchers in the USA.

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Journal Highlight: Detergents: Friends not foes for high-performance membrane proteomics toward precision medicine

Date: Mar 27, 2017

Author: spectroscopyNOW

This review analyzes detergent properties behind recent proteomic advances and proposes that rational use of detergents may reconcile outstanding membrane proteomics dilemmas, enabling ultradeep coverage and minimal artifacts.

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Ant venom: Protein and peptide profiles

Date: Mar 16, 2017

Author: Steve Down

Peptides and proteins in the venom of the South American bullet ant have been compared following two extraction methods, with the ultimate aim of finding new drug and biopesticide candidates.

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Saliva for disease biomarkers: Gender and acid stimulation effects

Date: Mar 1, 2017

Author: Steve Down

A more complete understanding of the effects of gender and acid simulation on the saliva proteome has been provided by scientists in China to help support the search for disease-specific biomarkers.

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Journal Highlight: Extracellular proteasomes are deficient in 19S subunits as revealed by iTRAQ quantitative proteomics

Date: Feb 20, 2017

Author: spectroscopyNOW

To gain insight into the molecular and functional differences between extracellular and cellular proteasomes, the subunit compositions have been compared using iTRAQ-based quantitative proteomics.

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Neutrophils and surgical trauma: Protein alterations

Date: Feb 15, 2017

Author: Steve Down

The activation of neutrophils following surgery has been studied by proteomic techniques to reveal some of the biochemical processes that are affected by trauma, offering therapeutic targets to treat post-operative complications.

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Induced pluripotent stem cells: Proteomics test

Date: Feb 2, 2017

Author: Steve Down

Induced pluripotent human stem cells can be distinguished from non-pluripotent cells within minutes using a novel proteomics assay that targets 15 biomarker peptides originating from 4 particular transcription factors.

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Journal Highlight: The effects of acute and chronic exercise on skeletal muscle proteome

Date: Jan 23, 2017

Author: spectroscopyNOW

This review aims to update the fast-growing exercise-proteomic scenario, leading to some new perspectives about the molecular events under skeletal muscle plasticity in response to physical activity.

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Acute kidney injury: Biomarker protocol with labelled proteins

Date: Jan 15, 2017

Author: Steve Down

A novel method for accurately measuring multiple biomarkers of acute kidney injury that was developed in France uses isotope-labelled protein standards and can be rolled out to other diseases in different clinical scenarios.

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Nasal cancer prognosis: 14-3-3 epsilon predictor for asparaginase treatment

Date: Jan 4, 2017

Author: Steve Down

The response of patients with extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type (ENKTL) to treatment with asparaginase can be predicted by levels of the protein 14-3-3 epsilon, say Chinese scientists.

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