Statistics of total protein assays in surveyed literature and the major suppliers.
Publication Links Research Interest The Garcia lab is interested in the development and application of quantitative mass spectrometry based proteomics for understanding dynamic proteome and protein post-translational modifications.
In particular, we are interested in understanding combinatorial histone PTMs and their role in regulating gene expression. These approaches have improved the quantification and high-throughput analyses of histone PTMs, and have allowed for novel histone PTM sites to be uncovered.
More recently, my lab has developed data independent approaches to enhance quantification of histone PTMs using SWATH experiments on a TripleTOF instrument and found these approaches to be superior to standard proteomics experiments.
We have also recently shown that very good characterization and quantification of histones can be performed on a lower resolution instrument such as an ion trap.
LS23L offers the opportunity to conduct wet-lab and cutting edge bioinformatics laboratory experiments. Undergraduate students will work in groups of three conducting experiments in the areas of physiology, metabolism, cell biology, molecular biology, genotyping and bioinformatics. SCIENCE EDUCATION > Basic Biology Biology I: yeast, Drosophila and C. elegans This unique collection features three model organisms commonly used in life sciences research; also covering methodology to maintain them in the laboratory. Experiment 1 (Lab period 1) Spectrophotometry: Absorption spectra and the use of light absorption to measure concentration Spectrophotometry is a procedure that .
Recently, the construction of a heavy labeled synthetic histone PTM modified library was achieved and used to define ionization efficiency discrepancies and to determine correction factors for absolute quantification.
On the computational side, my lab has created several algorithms for histone PTM detection and quantification that are freely available to the proteomics community as well.
All of these advances have been employed to identify several epigenetic targets involved in processes such as cancer, viral infection and cellular reprogramming.
Lin S, Garcia BA. Examining histone posttranslational modification patterns by high-resolution mass spectrometry. A quantitative atlas of histone modification signatures from human cancer cells.
The Garcia lab has addressed this problem by developing novel Middle Down MS based methods for high-throughput quantitative tracking of hundreds of combinatorial Histone Codes in a single experiment.
These new methods based on HILIC chromatography and electron transfer dissociation ETD were the first of their type for high-throughput proteomic sequencing of combinatorial Histone Codes, and this publication was listed as a Faculty of Biology must read article http: To date they have performed experiments on human histones and have discovered over distinctly modified Histone Codes on histone H3.
This represents a vast increase in previously identified histone modified forms compared to the previous method also developed by Garcia as a postdoc with Neil Kelleher.
This method is arguably the most sensitive in the world for analyzing combinatorial histone PTM patterns to date. Additionally, we have developed algorithms for the untargeted characterization of combinatorial PTMs and for assigning novel PTM sites on histones, as this data is the first of its type and cannot be analyzed by any commercially available software.
A mixed integer linear optimization framework for the identification and quantification of targeted post-translational modifications of highly modified proteins using multiplexed electron transfer dissociation tandem mass spectrometry.
High throughput characterization of combinatorial histone codes. Bottom-up and middle-down proteomics have comparable accuracies in defining histone post-translational modification relative abundance and stoichiometry.
Although histone PTMs such as acetylation are known to be dynamically reversible processes, most studies only present a static snapshot of histone PTMs.
Using these approaches, we can monitor the progression and dynamics of specific histone PTMs during their cellular lifespan including histone methylation, acetylation and phosphorylation. With these approaches, we have begun to define for the first time the steady-state turnover kinetics and half-lives of all known histone modification sites, finding interesting correlations with PTMs associated with active or silenced genes.
For example, pulsing cells with isotopically heavy methionine will result in histone and protein methylation labeling, as methionine serves as the sole precursor to s-adenosyl methionine which is the sole source of protein methylation.
They have defined the steady-state turnover kinetics and half-lives of all known histone H3 and H4 methylation sites, finding that methylation sites associated with active genes turnover much faster that those associated with silenced genes.
These half-lives are surprisingly long 0. Our lab also used this approach for distinction of old and new histones, and can allow for tracking of histone modification pattern formation across the cell cycle.
In vivo residue-specific histone methylation dynamics. The Journal of biological chemistry.SCIENCE EDUCATION > Basic Biology Biology I: yeast, Drosophila and C.
elegans This unique collection features three model organisms commonly used in life sciences research; also covering methodology to maintain them in the laboratory. Apr 02, · Experiment 2: Protein Experiment Introduction: There is no single protein assay method that yields absolutely accurate results.
The only true and accurate method for determining protein concentration is by acid hydrolyzing a portion of the sample and then carries out amino acid analysis on the hydrolyzate.
But, this method is time.
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