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The Low Molecular Weight Proteome

Methods and Protocols

Series: Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 1023

Bäckvall, Helena, Lehtiö, Janne (Eds.)

2013, XII, 223 p. 50 illus., 26 illus. in color.

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  • Presents current up-to-date methodologies
  • Features tips on trouble shooting and avoiding known pitfalls
  • Contains key notes and implementation advice from the experts

Small proteins with molecular weights of <25 kDa are involved in major biological processes such as ribosome formation, stress  adaption and cell cycle control. The study of the low-molecular-weight proteome has identified many central regulators of biology such as cytokines, chemokines, peptide hormones and proteolytic fragments of larger proteins. Due to the unique features of these proteins, the technical challenges are different from those in ”common” proteomics.  In The Low Molecular Weight Proteome: Methods and Protocols expert researchers from the field provide protocols for analysis of low molecular weight proteins and peptides, protocols for such methods applied in clinical research and an up-to-date review of quantitative protein profiling by labeling.  These include methods suitable for both peptide and protein analysis with focus on methods and application that can be used for small protein analysis. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and key tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.


Authoritative and practical, The Low Molecular Weight Proteome: Methods and Protocolsis a useful resource for experienced proteomics practitioners as well as an aid to newcomers who wish to become acquainted with the theory and practice of a wide array of methods in analyzing small proteins or peptides.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » MHC ligand identification - MS based proteomics - PQPQ-algorithm - SELDI-MS - in vitro phage display - low-molecular-weight proteome - peptides - peptidomics - proteomics - small protein

Related subjects » Biochemistry & Biophysics

Table of contents 

Part I: Low Molecular Weight Analysis Methods

 1. Narrow Range Peptide Iso Electric Focusing as Peptide Prefractionation Method Prior to Tandem Mass Spectrometry Analysis

Maria Pernemalm

 2. Analysis of Peptides by Denaturing Ultrafiltration and LC-MALDI-TOF-MS

Yanming An and Radoslav Goldman

3. Stable Isotope Labeling Methods in Protein Profiling

Johan Lengqvist and AnnSofi Sandberg

4. Development of MRM-based Assays for the Absolute Quantitation of Plasma Proteins

Michael A. Kuzyk, Carol E. Parker, Dominik Domanski, and Christoph H. Borchers

 5. Mass Spectrometric Profiling of Low-Molecular-Weight Proteins

Matthias Rainer, Constantin Sajdik, and Günther K. Bonn

 6. Developing an iMALDI Method                       

Brinda Shah, Jennifer D. Reid, Michael A. Kuzyk, Carol E. Parker, and Christoph H. Borchers

 7. Analysis of Neuropeptides by MALDI Imaging Mass Spectrometry

Anna Karlsson, Jörg Hanrieder, Jonas Bergquist, and Malin Andersson

 8. Highly Multiplexted Antibody Suspension Bead Arrays for Plasma Protein Profiling

By Kimi Drobin, Peter Nilsson and Jochen M. Schwenk

Part II: Bioinformatics of Proteomics Data

9. Protein Quantification by Peptide Quality Control (PQPQ) of Shotgun Proteomics Data

Jenny Forshed

10. Collection and Handling of Blood Specimens for Peptidomics

Harald Tammen and Rudiger Hess


Part III: Methods Applied in Clinical Research

11. An Automated RP-SCX Solid Phase Extraction Procedure for Urinary Peptidomics Biomarker Discovery Studies

Crina I.A. Balog, Rico Derks, Oleg A. Mayboroda and André M. Deelder

 12. Application of Phage Display for Ligand Peptidomics to Identify Peptide Ligands Binding to AQP2-expressing Membrane Fractions

Byung-Heon Lee and Tae-Hwan Kwon

 13. Protein Expression Profiling of Brain Tumor Tissue Using SELDI-MS

Carl Wibom

14. Comprehensive Analysis of MHC Ligands in Clinical Material by Immunoaffinity - Mass Spectrometry

Kie Kasuga


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