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Christophe Masselon

Christophe Masselon
Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission, Grenoble, France · Institut de biosciences et biotechnologies de Grenoble

PhD

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September 2010 - September 2011
University of Washington Seattle
Position
  • Visiting Scientist
Description
  • Development of Surface Acoustic Wave Nebulization as new sample introduction method for Mass Spectrometry.
December 2004 - present
Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission
Position
  • Principal Investigator
September 1997 - December 2004
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Position
  • Senior Researcher

Publications

Publications (97)
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Due to their physical properties, nanomechanical sensors (NEMS) can achieve mass measurements in the mega- to gigadalton range, which is hardly obtained with conventional mass-spectrometers. However, NEMS signals are subject to noise, causing a loss of mass resolution and thus emphasizing the need of noise control. We propose a denoising model that...
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When studying viruses, the most prevalent aspects that come to mind are their structural and functional features, but this leaves in the shadows a quite universal characteristic: their mass. Even if approximations can be derived from size and density measurements, the multi MDa to GDa mass range, featuring a majority of viruses, has so far remained...
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Nanomechanical mass spectrometry has proven to be well suited for the analysis of high mass species such as viruses. Still, the use of one-dimensional devices such as vibrating beams forces a trade-off between analysis time and mass resolution. Complex readout schemes are also required to simultaneously monitor multiple resonance modes, which degra...
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It has been demonstrated in the recent years that nanomechanical mass spectrometry was well suited for the analysis of specific high mass species such as viruses. Still, the exclusive use of one-dimensional devices such as vibrating beams forces a trade-off between analysis time (related to capture area) and mass resolution (inversely proportional...
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In discovery proteomics experiments, tandem mass spectrometry and data-dependent acquisition (DDA) are classically used to identify and quantify peptides and proteins through database searching. This strategy suffers from known limitations such as under-sampling and lack of reproducibility of precursor ion selection in complex proteomics samples, l...
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Measurement of the mass of particles in the mega- to gigadalton range is challenging with conventional mass spectrometry. Although this mass range appears optimal for nanomechanical resonators, nanomechanical mass spectrometers often suffer from prohibitive sample loss, extended analysis time, or inadequate resolution. We report on a system archite...
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One of the main challenges to overcome to perform nanomechanical Mass Spectrometry (NEMS-MS) analysis in a practical time frame stems from the size mismatch between the analyte beam and the extremely small nanomechanical detector area. We report here the demonstration of NEMS-MS with arrays of 20 individually addressed nanomechanical resonators whe...
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Most technologies, including conventional mass spectrometry, struggle to measure the mass of particles in the MDa to GDa range. Although this mass range appears optimal for nanomechanical resonators, early nanomechanical-MS systems suffered from prohibitive sample loss, extended analysis time or inadequate resolution. Here, we report on a novel sys...
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Correction for 'Predictive chromatography of peptides and proteins as a complementary tool for proteomics' by Irina A. Tarasova et al., Analyst, 2016, 141, 4816-4832.
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Urothelial bladder cancer is a condition associated with high recurrence and substantial morbidity and mortality. Non-invasive urinary tests that would detect bladder cancer and tumor recurrence are required to significantly improve patient care. Over the last decade, numerous bladder cancer candidate biomarkers have been identified in the context...
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Proteomics aims to achieve complete profiling of the protein content and protein modifications in cells, tissues and biofluids, and to quantitatively determine changes in their abundances. This information serves to elucidate cellular processes and signal-ing pathways, and to identify candidate protein biomarkers and/or therapeutic targets. Analyse...
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Advances in high-throughput proteomics have led to a rapid increase in the number, size, and complexity of the associated data sets. Managing and extracting reliable information from such large series of data sets require the use of dedicated software organized in a consistent pipeline to reduce, validate, exploit, and ultimately export data. The c...
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In the last couple of decades, considerable effort has been focused on developing methods for quantitative and qualitative proteome characterization. The method of choice in this characterization is mass spectrometry used in combination with sample separation. One of the most widely used separation techniques at the front end of a mass spectrometer...
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An inexpensive digital microfluidic (DMF) chip was fabricated by screen-printing electrodes on a sheet of polyimide. This device was manually integrated with surface acoustic wave nebulization (SAWN) MS to conduct hydrogen/deuterium exchange (HDX) of peptides. The HDX experiment was performed by DMF mixing of one aqueous droplet of angiotensin II w...
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Urine has garnered tremendous interest over the past decade as a potential source of protein biomarkers for various pathologies. However, due to its low protein concentration and the presence of interfering compounds, urine constitutes a challenging analyte in proteomics. In the context of a project aimed at the discovery and evaluation of new cand...
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One of the most important early developments in the field of proteomics was the advent of automated data acquisition routines that allowed high-throughput unattended data acquisition during HPLC introduction of peptide mixtures to a tandem mass spectrometer. Prior to this, data acquisition was orders of magnitude less efficient being based entirely...
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Current approaches to Mass Spectrometry (MS) necessarily rely on the ionization of the analytes of interest and subsequent spectrum interpretation is based on the mass-to-charge ratios of the ions. The resulting charge state distribution can be very complex for high-mass species which may hinder correct interpretation. A new form of MS analysis bas...
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Cells react to cues from their environment using various mechanisms that include changes in metabolites, gene expression, protein binding partners, protein localization, and protein posttranslational modifications (PTMs), all of which contribute to altered cellular signatures that enable appropriate cellular responses. Given the seemingly infinite...
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Normal biological tissues harbour different populations of cells with intricate spacial distribution patterns resulting in heterogeneity of their overall cellular composition. Laser microdissection involving direct viewing and expertise by a pathologist, enables access to defined cell populations or specific region on any type of tissue sample, thu...
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Inversion of the order of peptide elution in reversed-phase liquid chromatography under changing separation conditions, such as gradient slope has been considered. Using a six-protein proteolytic peptide standard and available literature data, the occurrence frequency and importance of this phenomenon in proteomic studies utilizing methods of shotg...
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Surface acoustic wave nebulization (SAWN) is a novel method to transfer nonvolatile analytes directly from the aqueous phase to the gas phase for mass spectrometric analysis. The lower ion energetics of SAWN and its planar nature make it appealing for analytically challenging lipid samples. This challenge is a result of their amphipathic nature, la...
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Surface acoustic wave nebulization (SAWN) has recently been reported as a novel method to transfer non-volatile analytes directly from solution to the gas phase for mass spectrometric analysis. Here we present a comparison of the survival yield of SAWN versus electrospray ionization (ESI) produced ions. A series of substituted benzylpyridinium (BzP...
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To study chloroplast metabolism and functions, subplastidial localization is a prerequisite to achieve protein functional characterization. As the accurate localization of many chloroplast proteins often remains hypothetical, we set up a proteomics strategy in order to assign the accurate subplastidial localization. A comprehensive study of Arabido...
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The cellular slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum is a soil-living eukaryote, which feeds on microorganisms engulfed by phagocytosis. Axenic laboratory strains have been produced that are able to use liquid growth medium internalized by macropinocytosis as the source of food. To better define the macropinocytosis process, we established the inventor...
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Enterotoxin A (SEA) is a staphylococcal virulence factor which is suspected to worsen septic shock prognosis. However, the presence of SEA in the blood of sepsis patients has never been demonstrated. We have developed a mass spectrometry-based assay for the targeted and absolute quantification of SEA in serum. To enhance sensitivity and specificity...
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Urine is an easily accessible bodily fluid particularly suited for the routine clinical analysis of disease biomarkers. Actually, the urinary proteome is more diverse than anticipated a decade ago. Hence, significant analytical and practical issues of urine proteomics such as sample collection and preparation have emerged, in particular for large-s...
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Surface acoustic waves (SAW) can be generated along the surface of a piezoelectric material and efficiently transferred into fluid deposited on the surface to induce its nebulization. Recently, we demonstrated that surface acoustic wave nebulization (SAWN) can produce ions that are readily detectable by mass spectrometry (MS). Here we present the d...
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Obtaining accurate protein profiles from homogeneous cell populations in heterogeneous tissues can enhance the capability to discover protein biomarkers. In this context, methodologies to access specific cellular populations and analyze their proteome with exquisite sensitivity have to be selected. We report here the results of an investigation usi...
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Recent advances in the proteomics field have allowed a series of high throughput experiments to be conducted on chloroplast samples, and the data are available in several public databases. However, the accurate localization of many chloroplast proteins often remains hypothetical. This is especially true for envelope proteins. We went a step further...
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Urine proteomics is emerging as a powerful tool for biomarker discovery. The purpose of this study is the development of a well-characterized "real life" sample that can be used as reference standard in urine clinical proteomics studies. We report on the generation of male and female urine samples that are extensively characterized by different pla...
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Recent advances in the proteomic field have allowed high throughput experiments to be conducted on chloroplast samples and the data are available in several databases such as the Plant Protein Database (PPDB), or the SubCellular Proteomic Database (SUBA). However, the accurate localization of many proteins that were identified in different subplast...
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Normal tissues are composed of different types of cells leading to complex heterogeneous areas. Under the control of a pathologist, laser microdissection is a powerful tool for procuring near-pure populations of targeted cell types from spécifie microscopic regions, or even from a single cell of interest of any tissue sections. This technique, whos...
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Generation of a complex proteome database requires use of powerful analytical methods capable of following rapid changes in the proteome due to changing physiological and pathological states of the organism under study. One of the promising technologies with this regard is the use of so-called Accurate Mass and Time (AMT) tag peptide databases. Gen...
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Recent advances in the proteomic field have allowed high-throughput experiments to be conducted on chloroplast samples. Many proteomic investigations have focused on either whole chloroplast or sub-plastidial fractions. To date, the Plant Protein Database (PPDB, Sun et al., 2009) presents the most exhaustive chloroplast proteome available online. H...
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The IRMa toolbox provides an interactive application to assist in the validation of Mascot search results. It allows automatic filtering of Mascot identification results as well as manual confirmation or rejection of individual PSM (a match between a fragmentation mass spectrum and a peptide). Dynamic grouping and coherence of information are maint...
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To comply with current proteomics guidelines, it is often necessary to analyze the same peptide samples several times. Between analyses, the sample must be stored in such a way as to conserve its intrinsic properties, without losing either peptides or signal intensity. This article describes two studies designed to define the optimal storage condit...
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The development of mass spectrometry (MS)-based methodologies for high-throughput protein identification has generated a concomitant need for protein quantification. Numerous MS-based relative quantification methodologies have been dedicated to the extensive comparison of multiple proteomes. On the other hand, absolute quantification methodologies,...
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The combination of liquid chromatography (LC) with mass spectrometry (MS) has become a mainstream proteome analysis strategy. In LC-MS, measured masses possess their "universal" scale derived from atomic mass tables. In contrast, the observed LC retention times (RT) are not tied to a conventional time scale, and depend on experimental conditions. H...
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We report a premier side-by-side comparison of two leading types of monolithic nano-LC column (silica-C(18), polystyrene) in shotgun proteomics experiments. Besides comparing the columns in terms of the number of peptides from a real-life sample (Arabidopsis thaliana chloroplast) that they identified, we compared the monoliths in terms of peak capa...
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Diverse mass spectrometric instruments have been used to provide data for accurate mass and retention time (AMT) tag proteomics analyses, including ion trap, quadrupole time-of-flight, and Fourier transform mass spectrometry (FTMS). An important attribute of these instruments, beside mass accuracy, is their spectral resolution. In fact, the ability...
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Biology is transitioning from a largely qualitative, mostly descriptive science to a quantitative and ultimately predictive science. Advances in high throughput DNA sequencing have made increasing numbers of genome sequences available and enabled a âsystems❠level analysis of complex biological organisms. The ability to quantitatively measure the...
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It is expected that the composition of the serum proteome can provide valuable information about the state of the human body in health and disease and that this information can be extracted via quantitative proteomic measurements. Suitable proteomic techniques need to be sensitive, reproducible, and robust to detect potential biomarkers below the l...
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In proteomics, effective methods are needed for identifying the relatively limited subset of proteins displaying significant changes in abundance between two samples. One way to accomplish this task is to target for identification by MS/MS only the "interesting" proteins based on the abundance ratio of isotopically labeled pairs of peptides. We hav...
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Ion transfer and storage using inhomogeneous radio frequency (RF) electric fields in combination with gas-assisted ion cooling and focusing constitutes one of the basic techniques in mass spectrometry today. The RF motion of ions in the bath gas environment involves a large number of ion-neutral collisions that leads to the internal activation of i...
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An accurate mass and time (AMT) tag approach for proteomic analyses has been developed over the past several years to facilitate comprehensive high-throughput proteomic measurements. An AMT tag database for an organism, tissue, or cell line is established by initially performing standard shotgun proteomic analysis and, most importantly, by validati...
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DNA damage can take the form of chemical lesions that interfere with DNA polymerization and therefore, the replication of DNA within a cell. In this report we examine the effect of a particular type of base modification, a 6-O-methyl group on a guanine base. Previous reports using different DNA polymerases have identified an induced base substituti...
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An experimental approach for increasing the efficiency of Electron Capture Dissociation (ECD) with Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FTICR-MS) is presented. The approach is based on manipulating the spatial distribution of an ion cloud inside an FTICR trap during electron irradiation, which is realized by using both on-re...
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Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FTICR-MS) is playing an increasing role in the characterization of cellular systems owing to its capabilities for providing higher confidence of identification, increased dynamic range and sensitivity unmatched by other MS platforms. Particularly in proteomics, where global and quantitati...
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A new collision-induced dissociation (CID) technique based on broadband tailored noise waveform (TNW) excitation of ions stored in a linear ion trap has been developed. In comparison with the conventional sustained off-resonance irradiation (SORI) CID method commonly used in Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FTICR-MS), th...
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Efforts to develop a liquid chromatography (LC)/mass spectrometry (MS) technology for ultra-sensitive proteomics studies (i.e., nanoscale proteomics) are described. The approach combines high-efficiency nanoscale LC (separation peak capacity of approximately 10(3); 15-microm-i.d. packed capillaries with flow rates of 20 nL min(-1), the optimal sepa...
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Ultrasensitive nanoscale proteomics approaches for characterizing proteins from complex proteomic samples of <50 ng of total mass are described. Protein identifications from 0.5 pg of whole proteome extracts were enabled by ultrahigh sensitivity (<75 zmol for individual proteins) achieved using high-efficiency (peak capacities of approximately 10(3...
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This work focuses on the development of a multidimensional electrokinetic-based separation/concentration platform coupled with electrospray ionization-Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (ESI-FTICR-MS) for achieving the high resolution and ultrasensitive analysis of complex protein/peptide mixtures. A microdialysis junction...
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The ability to manipulate and effectively utilize small proteomic samples is important for analyses using liquid chromatography (LC) in combination with mass spectrometry (MS) and becomes more challenging for very low flow rates due to extra column volume effects on separation quality. Here we report on the use of commercial switching valves (150-m...
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Multiplexed tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) has recently been demonstrated as a means to increase the throughput of peptide identification in liquid chromatography (LC) MS/MS experiments. In this approach, a set of parent species is dissociated simultaneously and measured in a single spectrum (in the same manner that a single parent ion is convent...
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The aim of strategy for proteome analysis is to exploit a combination of instrumental and methodological approaches to provide broad proteome coverage, high sensitivity, and the capability for greatly increased throughput compared with conventional technologies. The chapter reviews the technological basis and progress toward a global proteomics str...
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In the era of systems biology, computational and high-throughput experimental biological approaches are increasingly being combined to provide global snapshots of entire genomes and proteomes under tissue- and disease-specific conditions. The aim is to identify proteins changing in concentration and/or post-translational state and/or location, and...
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A primary challenge in proteome measurements is to be able to detect, identify, and quantify the extremely complex mixtures of proteins. The relative abundances of interest span at least six orders of magnitude for mammalian proteomes, and this constitutes an intractable challenge for high throughput proteome studies. We have recently described a n...