Detection of Antimicrobial Peptides in Stratum Corneum by Mass Spectrometry

Jenei, Adrienn and Kalló, Gergő and Dajnoki, Zsolt and Gáspár, Krisztián and Szegedi, Andrea and Kapitány, Anikó and Csősz, Éva (2021) Detection of Antimicrobial Peptides in Stratum Corneum by Mass Spectrometry. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES, 22 (8). ISSN 1661-6596


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Antimicrobial and immunomodulatory peptides (AMPs) are considered as the key players in the maintenance of skin barrier functions. Here, we developed a novel approach for the examination of AMPs in the outermost layer of the epidermis, namely stratum corneum (SC). The SC sample collection by tape stripping was coupled with detection by highly specific and sensitive parallel reaction monitoring (PRM)-based mass spectrometry. We found that hexane-free processing of SC samples produced higher protein yield compared to hexane-based extraction. Of the 18 investigated peptides, 9 could be detected either in healthy or in inflamed skin specimens. Regarding the amount of S100A8, LCN2, LACRT and LYZ significant topographical differences were described among gland poor (GP), sebaceous gland rich (SGR) and apocrine gland rich (AGR) healthy skin regions. We applied a minimally invasive, reproducible approach for sampling, which can be assessed for research and diagnostic purposes. and for monitoring the effectiveness of therapies in skin diseases.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QH Natural history / természetrajz > QH301 Biology / biológia > QH3015 Molecular biology / molekuláris biológia
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2021 14:23
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2021 14:23

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