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Dr. Lingjun Li

Lingjun received her BE degree in Environmental Analytical Chemistry from Beijing Polytechnic University and a PhD degree in Analytical Chemistry/Biomolecular Chemistry from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She did three-way postdoctoral research at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Brandeis University, and University of Illinois before joining the School of Pharmacy faculty in 2002. She currently holds joint appointments in the School of Pharmacy and Department of Chemistry at UW-Madison, as well as being named Charles Melbourne Johnson Distinguished Chair and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor.

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HyPep: An Open-Source Software for Identification and Discovery of Neuropeptides Using Sequence Homology Search

Journal of Proteomic Research

Neuropeptides are a class of endogenous peptides that have key regulatory roles in biochemical, physiological, and behavioral processes. Mass spectrometry analyses of neuropeptides often rely on protein informatics tools for database searching and peptide identification. As neuropeptide databases are typically experimentally built and comprised of short sequences with high sequence similarity to each other, we developed a novel database searching tool, HyPep, which utilizes sequence homology searching for peptide identification. HyPep aligns de novo sequenced peptides...

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Higher Temperature Porous Graphitic Carbon Separations Differentially Impact Distinct Glycopeptide Classes

Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry

Mass spectrometry-based discovery glycoproteomics is highly dependent on the use of chromatography paradigms amenable to analyte retention and separation. When compared against established stationary phases such as reversed-phase and hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography, reports utilizing porous graphitic carbon have detailed its numerous advantages. Recent efforts have highlighted the utility in porous graphitic carbon in high-throughput glycoproteomics, principally through enhanced profiling depth and liquid-phase resolution at higher column temperatures. However...

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Novel Isobaric Tagging Reagent Enabled Multiplex Quantitative Glycoproteomics via Electron-Transfer/Higher-Energy Collisional Dissociation (EThcD) Mass Spectrometry

Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry

Protein glycosylation, covalent attachment of carbohydrates to polypeptide chains, is a highly important post-translational modification involved in many essential physiological processes. Comprehensive site-specific and quantitative analysis is crucial for revealing the diverse functions and dynamics of glycosylation. To characterize intact glycopeptides, mass spectrometry (MS)-based glycoproteomics employs versatile fragmentation methods, among which electron-transfer/higher-energy collision dissociation (EThcD) has gained...

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