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Patriarca, C., Bergquist, J., Sjöberg, P. J., Tranvik, L. & Hawkes, J. A. (2018). Online HPLC-ESI-HRMS Method for the Analysis and Comparison of Different Dissolved Organic Matter Samples. Environmental Science and Technology, 52(4), 2091-2099
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2018 (English)In: Environmental Science and Technology, ISSN 0013-936X, E-ISSN 1520-5851, Vol. 52, no 4, p. 2091-2099Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Natural dissolved organic matter (DOM) is an ultracomplex mixture that is essential to global carbon cycling but is poorly understood because of its complexity. The most powerful tool for the DOM characterization is high-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) generally combined to direct infusion (DI) as sample introduction. Liquid chromatography (LC) represents a compelling alternative to DI; however, state-of-the-art techniques involve only offline LC-HRMS approaches, which have important logistical drawbacks that make DOM analysis more challenging. This study introduces a new method based on online coupling of liquid chromatography to high resolution mass spectrometry, able to overcome the disadvantages of usual approaches. It is characterized by high reproducibility (% Bray–Curtis dissimilarity among replicates ≈ 2.5%), and it reduces transient complexity and contaminant interferences, thus increasing the signal-to-noise ratio (S/N), leading to the identification of an overall larger number of formulas in the mixture. Moreover, the application of an in silico fractionation prior to the statistical analysis allows an easy, flexible, fast, and detailed comparison of DOM samples from a variety of sources with a single chromatographic run.

National Category
Analytical Chemistry
Research subject
Chemistry with specialization in Analytical Chemistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-341015 (URN)10.1021/acs.est.7b04508 (DOI)000426143300045 ()
Funder
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, 2013.0091Swedish Research Council, SRC 2015-4870Swedish Research Council, SRC 2014-04264
Available from: 2018-02-06 Created: 2018-02-06 Last updated: 2018-04-19Bibliographically approved
Neupane, R. & Bergquist, J. (2017). Analytical techniques for the characterization of Antibody Drug Conjugates: Challenges and prospects. European journal of mass spectrometry, 23(6), 417-426
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analytical techniques for the characterization of Antibody Drug Conjugates: Challenges and prospects
2017 (English)In: European journal of mass spectrometry, ISSN 1469-0667, E-ISSN 1751-6838, Vol. 23, no 6, p. 417-426Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Antibody drug conjugates are increasingly being researched for the treatment of cancer. Accurate and reliable characterization of ADCs is inevitable for their development as potential therapeutic agent. Different analytical techniques have been used in order to decipher heterogeneous nature of antibody drug conjugates, enabling successful characterization. This review will summarize specially three major analytical tools i.e. UV-Vis spectroscopy, liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry used in characterization of antibody drug conjugates. In this review, major challenges during analysis due to the inherent features of analytical techniques and antibody drug conjugates are summarized along with the modifications intended to address each challenge.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, 2017
Keyword
Antibody drug conjugate, hydrophobic interaction chromatography, mass spectrometry, reversed phase liquid chromatography, size exclusion chromatography, UV-Vis spectroscopy
National Category
Analytical Chemistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-345121 (URN)10.1177/1469066717733919 (DOI)000423263100014 ()29183195 (PubMedID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2015-4870
Available from: 2018-03-12 Created: 2018-03-12 Last updated: 2018-03-12Bibliographically approved
Ma'ayeh, S. Y., Liu, J., Peirasmaki, D., Hörnaeus, K., Bergström Lind, S. K., Grabherr, M., . . . Svärd, S. (2017). Characterization of the Giardia intestinalis secretome during interaction with human intestinal epithelial cells: The impact on host cells. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 11(12), Article ID e0006120.
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2017 (English)In: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, ISSN 1935-2727, E-ISSN 1935-2735, Vol. 11, no 12, article id e0006120Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND:

Giardia intestinalis is a non-invasive protozoan parasite that causes giardiasis in humans, the most common form of parasite-induced diarrhea. Disease mechanisms are not completely defined and very few virulence factors are known.

METHODOLOGY:

To identify putative virulence factors and elucidate mechanistic pathways leading to disease, we have used proteomics to identify the major excretory-secretory products (ESPs) when Giardia trophozoites of WB and GS isolates (assemblages A and B, respectively) interact with intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) in vitro.

FINDINGS:

The main parts of the IEC and parasite secretomes are constitutively released proteins, the majority of which are associated with metabolism but several proteins are released in response to their interaction (87 and 41 WB and GS proteins, respectively, 76 and 45 human proteins in response to the respective isolates). In parasitized IECs, the secretome profile indicated effects on the cell actin cytoskeleton and the induction of immune responses whereas that of Giardia showed anti-oxidation, proteolysis (protease-associated) and induction of encystation responses. The Giardia secretome also contained immunodominant and glycosylated proteins as well as new candidate virulence factors and assemblage-specific differences were identified. A minor part of Giardia ESPs had signal peptides (29% for both isolates) and extracellular vesicles were detected in the ESPs fractions, suggesting alternative secretory pathways. Microscopic analyses showed ESPs binding to IECs and partial internalization. Parasite ESPs reduced ERK1/2 and P38 phosphorylation and NF-κB nuclear translocation. Giardia ESPs altered gene expression in IECs, with a transcriptional profile indicating recruitment of immune cells via chemokines, disturbances in glucose homeostasis, cholesterol and lipid metabolism, cell cycle and induction of apoptosis.

CONCLUSIONS:

This is the first study identifying Giardia ESPs and evaluating their effects on IECs. It highlights the importance of host and parasite ESPs during interactions and reveals the intricate cellular responses that can explain disease mechanisms and attenuated inflammatory responses during giardiasis.

National Category
Analytical Chemistry Cell and Molecular Biology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-338331 (URN)10.1371/journal.pntd.0006120 (DOI)000419108500030 ()29228011 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2018-01-08 Created: 2018-01-08 Last updated: 2018-02-02Bibliographically approved
Roomp, K., Kristinsson, H., Schvartz, D., Ubhayasekera, K., Sargsyan, E., Manukyan, L., . . . Bergsten, P. (2017). Combined lipidomic and proteomic analysis of isolated human islets exposed to palmitate reveals time-dependent changes in insulin secretion and lipid metabolism. PLoS ONE, 12(4), Article ID e0176391.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Combined lipidomic and proteomic analysis of isolated human islets exposed to palmitate reveals time-dependent changes in insulin secretion and lipid metabolism
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2017 (English)In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 12, no 4, article id e0176391Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Studies on the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have linked the accumulation of lipid metabolites to the development of beta-cell dysfunction and impaired insulin secretion. In most in vitro models of T2DM, rodent islets or beta-cell lines are used and typically focus is on specific cellular pathways or organs. Our aim was to, firstly, develop a combined lipidomics and proteomics approach for lipotoxicity in isolated human islets and, secondly, investigate if the approach could delineate novel and/or confirm reported mechanisms of lipotoxicity. To this end isolated human pancreatic islets, exposed to chronically elevated palmitate concentrations for 0, 2 and 7 days, were functionally characterized and their levels of multiple targeted lipid and untargeted protein species determined. Glucosestimulated insulin secretion from the islets increased on day 2 and decreased on day 7. At day 7 islet insulin content decreased and the proinsulin to insulin content ratio doubled. Amounts of cholesterol, stearic acid, C16 dihydroceramide and C24: 1 sphingomyelin, obtained from the lipidomic screen, increased time-dependently in the palmitate-exposed islets. The proteomic screen identified matching changes in proteins involved in lipid biosynthesis indicating up-regulated cholesterol and lipid biosynthesis in the islets. Furthermore, proteins associated with immature secretory granules were decreased when palmitate exposure time was increased despite their high affinity for cholesterol. Proteins associated with mature secretory granules remained unchanged. Pathway analysis based on the protein and lipid expression profiles implicated autocrine effects of insulin in lipotoxicity. Taken together the study demonstrates that combining different omics approaches has potential in mapping of multiple simultaneous cellular events. However, it also shows that challenges exist for effectively combining lipidomics and proteomics in primary cells. Our findings provide insight into how saturated fatty acids contribute to islet cell dysfunction by affecting the granule maturation process and confirmation in human islets of some previous findings from rodent islet and cell-line studies.

National Category
Endocrinology and Diabetes
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-323459 (URN)10.1371/journal.pone.0176391 (DOI)000400383600072 ()28448538 (PubMedID)
Funder
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme
Available from: 2017-06-07 Created: 2017-06-07 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Andersson, C. R., Bergquist, J., Theodorsson, E. & Strom, J. O. (2017). Comparisons between commercial salivary testosterone enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kits. Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation, 77(8), 582-586
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Comparisons between commercial salivary testosterone enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kits
2017 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation, ISSN 0036-5513, E-ISSN 1502-7686, Vol. 77, no 8, p. 582-586Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction: Measuring testosterone concentrations is of interest both in clinical situations and for research, the latter expanding rapidly during recent years. An increased demand for convenient methods has prompted a number of companies to develop enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits to measure testosterone concentrations in saliva. However, the inter-comparability of kits from different manufacturers have yet to be determined. Aim of study: The aim of this study was to compare commercially available ELISA kits from four different manufacturers (Salimetrics, IBL, DRG and Demeditec). Methods: Saliva was collected from 50 participants (25 men and 25 women). Each sample was analysed by the four ELISA kits. Results: The correlations between the ELISA kits from Demeditec, DRG and Salimetrics were moderate to high with r-values >.77; however, proportional errors between the methods calls for caution. The ELISA kit from IBL malfunctioned and no results from this kit was obtained. Conclusions: Results from studies using the ELISA kits from Demeditec, DRG and Salimetrics are generally comparable; however, translation using the formulae presented in the current study could increase the accuracy of these comparisons.

Keyword
Androgens, immunoassay, methods, saliva, testosterone
National Category
Analytical Chemistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-343341 (URN)10.1080/00365513.2017.1339231 (DOI)000416756100004 ()28644096 (PubMedID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2015-4870
Available from: 2018-03-12 Created: 2018-03-12 Last updated: 2018-03-15Bibliographically approved
Samgina, T. Y., Artemenko, K. A., Bergquist, J., Trebse, P., Torkar, G., Tolpina, M. D. & Lebedev, A. T. (2017). Differentiation of frogs from two populations belonging to the Pelophylax esculentus complex by LC-MS/MS comparison of their skin peptidomes. Analusis, 409(7), 1951-1961
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2017 (English)In: Analusis, ISSN 1618-2642, E-ISSN 1618-2650, Vol. 409, no 7, p. 1951-1961Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

LC-MS/MS was applied to establish the composition of the skin peptidome of a Slovenian green frog belonging to the Pelophylax esculentus complex. As this was similar to the peptidome of the Moscow population of Pelophylax ridibundus, it allowed us to identify the Slovenian frog from the Pelophylax esculentus complex as Pelophylax ridibundus. The sequences of six new peptides from the brevinin 2 family are reported for the first time on the basis of manual interpretation of their tandem mass spectra. The structural similarity of the brevinin 2 peptides from the Moscow and Slovenian populations of Pelophylax ridibundus enables peptides from this family to be utilized as biomarkers for Pelophylax ridibundus inter- and intraspecies differentiation, and the proposed approach can be used as an analytical tool for differentiating the corresponding species and populations. The potential biological activities of the novel peptides were estimated by 2D mass mapping. The results allowed us to classify all of the available peptides belonging to the brevinin 2 family.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SPRINGER HEIDELBERG, 2017
Keyword
Natural products, Frog peptides, Brevinins, Green frogs, Tandem mass spectrometry, Peptide sequencing
National Category
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-319540 (URN)10.1007/s00216-016-0143-3 (DOI)000394377200023 ()28012108 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2017-04-06 Created: 2017-04-06 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Fallahsharoudi, A., de Kock, N., Johnsson, M., Bektic, L., Ubhayasekera, S. J., Bergquist, J., . . . Jensen, P. (2017). Genetic and Targeted eQTL Mapping Reveals Strong Candidate Genes Modulating the Stress Response During Chicken Domestication. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 7(2), 497-504
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Genetic and Targeted eQTL Mapping Reveals Strong Candidate Genes Modulating the Stress Response During Chicken Domestication
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2017 (English)In: G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, ISSN 2160-1836, E-ISSN 2160-1836, Vol. 7, no 2, p. 497-504Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The stress response has been largely modified in all domesticated animals, offering a strong tool for genetic mapping. In chickens, ancestral Red Junglefowl react stronger both in terms of physiology and behavior to a brief restraint stress than domesticated White Leghorn, demonstrating modified functions of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. We mapped quantitative trait loci (QTL) underlying variations in stress-induced hormone levels using 232 birds from the 12th generation of an advanced intercross between White Leghorn and Red Junglefowl, genotyped for 739 genetic markers. Plasma levels of corticosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), and pregnenolone (PREG) were measured using LC-MS/MS in all genotyped birds. Transcription levels of the candidate genes were measured in the adrenal glands or hypothalamus of 88 out of the 232 birds used for hormone assessment. Genes were targeted for expression analysis when they were located in a hormone QTL region and were differentially expressed in the pure breed birds. One genome-wide significant QTL on chromosome 5 and two suggestive QTL together explained 20% of the variance in corticosterone response. Two significant QTL for aldosterone on chromosome 2 and 5 (explaining 19% of the variance), and one QTL for DHEA on chromosome 4 (explaining 5% of the variance), were detected. Orthologous DNA regions to the significant corticosterone QTL have been previously associated with the physiological stress response in other species but, to our knowledge, the underlying gene(s) have not been identified. SERPINA10 had an expression QTL (eQTL) colocalized with the corticosterone QTL on chromosome 5 and PDE1C had an eQTL colocalized with the aldosterone QTL on chromosome 2. Furthermore, in both cases, the expression levels of the genes were correlated with the plasma levels of the hormones. Hence, both these genes are strong putative candidates for the domestication-induced modifications of the stress response in chickens. Improved understanding of the genes associated with HPA-axis reactivity can provide insights into the pathways and mechanisms causing stress-related pathologies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
GENETICS SOCIETY AMERICA, 2017
Keyword
animal domestication, quantitative trait genes, corticosterone, aldosterone
National Category
Genetics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-319644 (URN)10.1534/g3.116.037721 (DOI)000394357100015 ()27974436 (PubMedID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 621-2011-4731 621-2011-4423, 2015-4870EU, European Research Council, 322206
Available from: 2017-04-07 Created: 2017-04-07 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Bowden, J. A., Heckert, A., Ulmer, C. Z., Jones, C. M., Koelmel, J. P., Abdullah, L., . . . Zhou, S. (2017). Harmonizing lipidomics: NIST interlaboratory comparison exercise for lipidomics using SRM 1950-Metabolites in Frozen Human Plasma. Journal of Lipid Research, 58(12), 2275-2288
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2017 (English)In: Journal of Lipid Research, ISSN 0022-2275, E-ISSN 1539-7262, Vol. 58, no 12, p. 2275-2288Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

As the lipidomics field continues to advance, self-evaluation within the community is critical. Here, we performed an interlaboratory comparison exercise for lipidomics using Standard Reference Material (SRM) 1950-Metabolites in Frozen Human Plasma, a commercially available reference material. The interlaboratory study comprised 31 diverse laboratories, with each laboratory using a different lipidomics workflow. A total of 1,527 unique lipids were measured across all laboratories and consensus location estimates and associated uncertainties were determined for 339 of these lipids measured at the sum composition level by five or more participating laboratories. These evaluated lipids detected in SRM 1950 serve as community-wide benchmarks for intra-and interlaboratory quality control and method validation. These analyses were performed using nonstandardized laboratory-independent workflows. The consensus locations were also compared with a previous examination of SRM 1950 by the LIPID MAPS consortium.jlr While the central theme of the interlaboratory study was to provide values to help harmonize lipids, lipid mediators, and precursor measurements across the community, it was also initiated to stimulate a discussion regarding areas in need of improvement.

Keyword
fatty acyls, glycerolipids, lipids, phospholipids, quality control, quantitation, sphingolipids, Standard Reference Material 1950, sterols, National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Category
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-344222 (URN)10.1194/jlr.M079012 (DOI)000416963900004 ()28986437 (PubMedID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2015-4870Swedish Heart Lung Foundation, HLF 20140469; HLF 20150640
Available from: 2018-03-06 Created: 2018-03-06 Last updated: 2018-03-06Bibliographically approved
Ljungvall, K., Magnusson, U., Korvela, M., Norrby, M., Bergquist, J. & Persson, S. (2017). Heavy metal concentrations in female wild mink (Neovison vison) in Sweden: Sources of variation and associations with internal organ weights. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 36(8), 2030-2035
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Heavy metal concentrations in female wild mink (Neovison vison) in Sweden: Sources of variation and associations with internal organ weights
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2017 (English)In: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, ISSN 0730-7268, E-ISSN 1552-8618, Vol. 36, no 8, p. 2030-2035Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The American mink is an invasive species in Sweden, and it is legally hunted all year. Therefore, the mink is well suited as a sentinel species for environmental monitoring. In the present study female mink (n = 91) from 6 different areas in Sweden were analyzed for the concentrations of silver, cadmium, mercury and lead in liver tissue using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. The wet concentrations in liver tissue were 42.6 +/- 52.7 ng/g for silver, 99.5 +/- 100 ng/g for cadmium, 652 +/- 537 ng/g formercury, and 196 +/- 401 ng/g for lead (expressed as mean + standard deviation). There were associations between the sample area and the concentrations of silver, lead, and mercury. The concentrations of lead and cadmium varied with season of capture and lead, cadmium, and mercury were positively associated with increasing age. Relative liver weight was positively associated with concentrations of mercury and negatively associated with lead and cadmium. Relative kidney weight was negatively associated with lead concentrations. In summary, it is of importance to take age and season of capture into account when assessing levels of heavy metals in wild mink. Also, liver and kidneys seem to be potential targets for heavy metal toxicity in wild female mink in Sweden.

Keyword
Wildlife toxicology, Metal accumulation, Metal toxicity, Mink, Liver, Kidney
National Category
Environmental Sciences Pharmacology and Toxicology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-333514 (URN)10.1002/etc.3717 (DOI)000406398400011 ()
Available from: 2017-11-20 Created: 2017-11-20 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Edvinsson, Å., Bränn, E., Hellgren, C., Freyhult, E., White, R., Kamali-Moghaddam, M., . . . Sundström Poromaa, I. (2017). Lower inflammatory markers in women with antenatal depression brings the M1/M2 balance into focus from a new direction. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 80, 15-25
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2017 (English)In: Psychoneuroendocrinology, ISSN 0306-4530, E-ISSN 1873-3360, Vol. 80, p. 15-25Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Antenatal depression and use of serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) in pregnancy have both been associated with an increased risk of poor pregnancy outcomes, such as preterm birth and impaired fetal growth. While the underlying biological pathways for these complications are poorly understood, it has been hypothesized that inflammation may be a common physiological pathway. The aim of the present study was to assess peripheral inflammatory markers in healthy women, women with antenatal depression, and in women using SSRI during pregnancy.

Methods: 160 healthy pregnant controls, 59 women with antenatal depression and 39 women on treatment with SSRIs were included. The relative levels of 92 inflammatory proteins were analyzed by proximity extension assay technology.

Results: Overall, 23 of the inflammatory markers were significantly lower in women with antenatal depression and in women on treatment with SSRIs in comparison with the healthy controls. No difference in any of the inflammatory markers was observed between women with antenatal depression and those who were using SSRI. Top three inflammatory markers that were down-regulated in women with antenatal depression were TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL), p = 0.000001, macrophage colony-stimulating factor 1 (CSF-1), p = 0.000004, and fractalkine (CX3CL1), p =0.000005. Corresponding inflammatory markers in SSRI users were CSF-1, p = 0.000011, vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A), p =0.000016, and IL-15 receptor subunit alpha (IL-15RA), p = 0.000027. The inflammatory markers were negatively correlated with cortisone serum concentrations in controls, but not in the cases. Differential DNA methylation of was found for seven of these inflammatory markers in an independent epigenetics cohort.

Conclusion: Women with antenatal depression or on SSRI treatment have lower levels of a number of peripheral inflammatory markers than healthy pregnant controls. Hypothetically, this could be due to dysregulated switch to the pro-M2 milieu that characterizes normal third trimester pregnancy. However, longitudinal blood sampling is needed to elucidate whether the presumably dysregulated M2 shift is driving the development of antenatal depression or is a result of the depression.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, 2017
Keyword
Antenatal depression, Pregnancy, Inflammatory markers, Proximity extension assay, Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-326211 (URN)10.1016/j.psyneuen.2017.02.027 (DOI)000402352200003 ()28292683 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2017-08-08 Created: 2017-08-08 Last updated: 2017-08-08Bibliographically approved
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