Combinatorial peptide ligand libraries (CPLLs) have been adopted to investigate the proteome of artichoke extracts, of a home-made alcoholic infusion and of the Italian Cynar liqueur. The aim of study was not only to perform the deepest investigation so far of the artichoke proteome but also to assess the genuineness of the commercial aperitif via a three-pronged attack. First, different extraction techniques have been used for the characterization of the artichoke's proteome, secondly a home-made infusion has been analyzed and finally the proteome of the commercial drink was checked. The artichoke proteome has been evaluated via prior capture with CPLLs at four different pH (2.2, 4.0, 7.2 and 9.3) values. Via mass spectrometry analysis of the recovered fractions, after elution of the captured populations in 4% boiling SDS, we could identify a total of 876 unique gene products in the artichoke extracts, 18 in the home-made infusion and no proteins at all in the Italian Cynar liqueur, casting severe doubts on the procedure stated by the manufacturer (that should be made by an infusion of artichoke leaves plus thirteen different herbs). This could be the starting point for investigating the genuineness and natural origin of commercial drinks in order to protect consumers from adulterated products.
Artichoke and Cynar liqueur : Two (not quite) entangled proteomes / V. Saez, E. Fasoli, A. D'Amato, E. Simó-Alfonso, P.G. Righetti. - In: BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-PROTEINS AND PROTEOMICS. - ISSN 1570-9639. - 1834:1(2013 Jan), pp. 119-126.
|Titolo:||Artichoke and Cynar liqueur : Two (not quite) entangled proteomes|
|Parole Chiave:||artichoke; combinatorial peptide ligand libraries; cynar aperitif; low abundance proteome; mass spectrometry; analytical chemistry; biophysics; biochemistry; molecular biology|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/10 - Biochimica|
Settore CHIM/01 - Chimica Analitica
|Data di pubblicazione:||gen-2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbapap.2012.08.020|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|