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Presentation Title: Identification of Heparan Sulfate 3-O-Sulfotransferase Using Proteomics Approach Discipline: Bioengineering School: University of Hawaii at Manoa. Research done at the Renssalear Polytechnic Institute. Presentation Type: Poster Presentation Abstract: Identification of Heparan Sulfate 3-O-sulfotransferase 1 Using Proteomics Approach Raquel Auwae Mentor: Dr. Lingyun Li Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Peptide Mass Fingerprinting (PMF) is an analytical technique used to understand the identity of a protein by breaking the protein down to the peptide level. These masses of peptides can be compared to a database containing known protein sequences. The database statistically analyzes the unknown protein to find the best match with a theoretical protein sequence. Heparan sulfate 3-O-sulfotransferase isoform1 (3-OST1) was the unknown protein used in this experiment to be analyzed by a protein sequence database. Results from the database yielded a highly confident match with the 3-OST1 found in a cloned mouse.

Presenter: Raquel Auwae Primary Email: Biography Raquel Auwae is a sophomore studying Engineering at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa. She is apart of several Native Hawaiian organizations such as the Native Hawaiian Science & Engineering Mentorship Program and the new American Indian Science & Engineering Society chapter in Hawai`i. Her interests are in sustainability and biotechnology. She hopes to further her studies so that she may help save the environment.


2011 National Conference Student Research Abstracts  
2011 National Conference Student Research Abstracts  

A comprehensive list of the student research topics that will be presented at the AISES 2011 National Conference