Author(s): Kannan L, Rath NC, Liyanage R, Lay JO Jr
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Abstract The aim of the study was to determine chicken monocyte- and granulocyte-associated peptides and proteins using "whole cell" matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) and to characterize the peptides based on their abundance. The mass spectra showed a prominent peak at m/z 4963 in monocytes/macrophages but not in the granulocytes. Subsequent purification and characterization of the m/z 4963 peptide from an avian macrophage cell line HTC, revealed it to be thymosin beta-4 (Tbeta-4), an actin-modulating peptide. HTC cells when treated with bacterial lipopolysaccharide and peptidoglycan to determine the modulation of Tbeta-4 gene expression or its secretion, showed no changes.
This article was published in Ann N Y Acad Sci
and referenced in Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics