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How do carbon 13:12 ratios confirm the biological origin of oldest microfossils?

I was reading this article about how Schopf and Valley’s findings in 2017 confirmed that the 3.5 billion–year-old microfossils found in the Apex chert of Western Australia are indeed remnants of ...
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Open Mass Spec Database

Wondering if there is an open (freely available) database of Mass Spec Data, particularly for the Substances/Compounds listed in NCBI. Specifically, I am not sure if NCBI includes the mass ...
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False positives in TAP - MS experiments

Is anyone aware of a website where they show common false positives often found when doing a TAP-MS experiment to find protein-protein interaction experiments? Particularly the Acs1 protein (Acetyl-...
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What happened to ProteomeCommons.org?

ProteomeCommons.org seems to once have been a resource for raw proteomics data. Thought, the website now offers gardening tools. It seems to be hacked. Does anyone know whether the data is still ...
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Do “real” human samples tend to return fewer protein identifications in Proteomics experiments?

I'm working with bottom-up (shotgun) mass spectrometry-based proteomics and have encountered an issue. If I do a run with a HeLa digest standard, the resulting data returns many protein IDs. When I do ...
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Validated Protein-Protein interaction database for cancer

I need to use validated PPI data in my research. Is there any database of such validated (like Mass Spectrometry) database for cancer?
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Why do my peptide samples turn yellow and red?

The protocols for (brain) tissue digestion I am trying out are: lysis (buffer containing 0.1% SDC or SDS in 100mM TEAB + phosphatase inhibitor which is sort of yellow), reduction with TCEP, alkylation ...
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Can I dry digested protein sample over weekend in a vacuum concentrator?

I have digested with trypsin the tissue protein extract for mass spectrometry, and forgot to transfer the sample from the SpeedVac to the -80C freezer. As I did this on Friday, I can transfer the ...
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MS/MS for complex samples

I saw this figure in this atricle: It's a really nice representation of what happens when using MS/MS. However I was wondering how this works when there are more proteins present in the gel spot. ...
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Are both B and Y ions required to determine the sequence of a protein by mass spectrometry?

I was wondering if both all b and y ions are required to determine to order of the amio acids in a peptide. In my opinion knowing only ALL B ions or ALL y-ions is enough to determine the sequence of ...
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Mass Spectrometry (proteomics): How isotopes can be used to to determine charge of the peaks?

I'm trying to understand how isotopes can tell me something about the charge of the different peaks. This pdf file mentioned the following about isotopes in correlation with the charge of the peaks: ...
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What is the best way to analyze non-quantitative mass spec hits from an immunoprecipitation pull down?

I am studying a nuclear protein and want to come up with a list of potential proteins that it interacts with. From the nuclear fraction of 293T cells, I did an IP (immunoprecipitation) to pull down my ...
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Transfer of electrophoresis bands to MS

I have a lab question that is confusing me. Just to be clear this is a homework question but I've done some extensive research and can't find what seems to be a "good" answer. The question is this: ...
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Techniques for detecting phosphorylation sites in proteins?

I would like to know how phosphorylated sites in proteins are detected in practice. I read some papers where the authors were talking about mass spectrometry techniques. But my question is that why ...
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How to generate simulated mass-spectrometry data for phosphorylated proteins?

I am trying to generate simulated MS data (Top-down and Bottom-up) for phosphorylated protein such as platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR-B). There are 10 tyrosine sites which are ...
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How does mass spectrometry detect histone methylation?

In this research paper they talk about the methylation of histone. They use mass spectrometry to identify which peptide position is methylated. Does the number yielded by the spectrometer calculate ...
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Why is carbonylation added as a fixed modification in mass spectrometry peptide analysis?

When using mass spectrometry analysis software we use carbonylation as a fixed modification. What is the significance of this modification and why doesn't it change?
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What is the importance of urea in mass spectrometry?

What is the importance of urea in mass spectrometry? We use 8M urea to FASP our proteins prior to mass spectrometry. What is the significance of using 8M urea? and how does it affect the proteins?
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Mass spectrometry versus western blotting for validation

I have mass spectrometry data (LC-MS/MS) from rat cortices under either drug or control treatments. The results were performed in triplicate (three pairs of rats, drug or control per pair). In ...
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Why digest proteins into peptides for Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry?

Digesting (trypsin or whatever other proteolytic enzyme) proteins generates multiple peptides so the degree of complexity of the sample, at the peptide level, increases a lot. In addition there is ...
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To measure frequencies of eosinophils and neutrophils in airways

I am reading this paragraph about RS killed-vaccine in Encyclopedia of Virology, Third Edition (2008), vol. 3, pp. 70-77 What is this data called by which you can say that the frequencies of ...