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THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MATRIX-ASSISTED LASER DESORPTION/IONIZATION MASS SPECTROMETRY-BASED METHOD FOR THE PROTEIN FINGERPRINTING AND IDENTIFICATION OF AEROMONAS SPECIES USING WHOLE CELLS

Citation:

DONOHUE, M. J., W. SMALLWOOD, S. L. PFALLER, M. R. RODGERS, AND J. A. SHOEMAKER. THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MATRIX-ASSISTED LASER DESORPTION/IONIZATION MASS SPECTROMETRY-BASED METHOD FOR THE PROTEIN FINGERPRINTING AND IDENTIFICATION OF AEROMONAS SPECIES USING WHOLE CELLS. JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGICAL METHODS. Elsevier Science Ltd, New York, NY, 65(3):380-389, (2006).

Description:

This report describes the development of a method to detect the waterborne pathogen Aeromonas using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS).

Purpose/Objective:

This particular task is comprised of 4 subtasks: 1.) Characterization of Potential Viral Biomarkers by Mass Spectrometry; 2.) Characterization of Parasites by Mass Spectrometric Techniques;

3.) Rapid Discrimination of Bacterial Indicators of Fecal Contamination and Bacterial Pathogens by Mass Spectrometric Techniques; and 4.) Investigation of Aeromonas Virulence Factors Using Mass Spectrometry.

The purpose of this research project is to use mass spectrometric techniques, such as electrospray ionization (ESI), capillary electrophoresis (CE) and matrix assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry, to provide "protein mass fingerprinting" and protein sequencing information for viruses, bacteria and protozoa that cause waterborne disease. These protein mass fingerprinting libraries will be evaluated to determine whether mass spectrometric techniques can identify protein fingerprints related to the infectivity/viability of selected microorganisms and whether they can differentiate between infective / non-infective genus and strains of the selected microorganisms. The characteristic proteins identified by mass spectrometry as markers of infectivity/viability or strain differentiation can then be used to develop more sensitive microbiological drinking water methods.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 09/19/2005
Completion Date: 09/19/2005
Record Last Revised: 01/15/2014
Record Created: 09/13/2005
Record Released: 09/13/2005
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 138888

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB

MICROBIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT DIVISION

CHEMICAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH BRANCH