Although biomarkers are widely used, important limitations have been identified due to their lack of specificity. An a priori knowledge-based approach (i.e. based on mechanistic criteria specific to the genesis of a disease) that takes advantage of ever-increasing “omics” databases could be a powerful way to identify biomarkers, provided that scientists have access to computer tools to search the data even when they have little experience in programming or bioinformatics support.
Bouyssié D, Lesne J, Locard-Paulet M, Albigot R, Burlet-Schiltz O, Marcoux J. Bioinformatics. 2019 Jul 9. pii: btz550. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btz550. With the advent of fully automated sample preparation robots for Hydrogen–Deuterium eXchange coupled to Mass...
In-vivo and in-vitro produced bacteriocin samples were analyzed by Top-Down MS to characterize the thioether bridge arrangement of a new class of sactipeptides produced by the gut symbiont. This original structure confers activity against pathogenic Clostridia and other multidrug-resistant strains and have no toxicity towards eukaryotic cells. This bacteriocin should be considered as a valuable candidate for drug development.
Integrative multi-OMICS analyses unveil STAT1 as a potential modifier gene in mevalonate kinase deficiency
We provide a proteogenomics analysis pipeline that takes advantage of subject-specific genomic and transcriptomic information to improve protein identification and hence advance individualised medicine.
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This new web application offers a user-friendly interface for dynamic inspection and direct comparison of topdown proteomics data.
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