Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics

Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics
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Melissa L Ellis

  • Research Article
    Proteome Dynamics of the Specialist Oxalate Degrader Oxalobacter formigenes
    Author(s): Melissa L Ellis, James A Mobley, Ross P Holmes and John KnightMelissa L Ellis, James A Mobley, Ross P Holmes and John Knight

    Oxalobacter formigenes is a unique intestinal organism that relies on oxalate degradation to meet most of its energy and carbon needs. A lack of colonization is a risk factor for calcium oxalate kidney stone disease. The release of the genome sequence of O. formigenes has provided an opportunity to increase our understanding of the biology of O. formigenes. This study used mass spectrometry based shotgun proteomics to examine changes in protein levels associated with the transition of growth from log to stationary phase. Of the 1867 unique protein coding genes in the genome of O. formigenes strain OxCC13, 1822 proteins were detected, which is at the lower end of the range of 1500-7500 proteins found in free-living bacteria. From the protein datasets presented here it is clear that O. formigenes contains a repertoire of metabolic pathways expected of an intestinal micr.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/jpb.1000384

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