Research in microbiology vol:156 issue:1 pages:119-29
The first proteomic analysis of the respiratory pathogen Legionella pneumophila ATCC 33152 is presented in this report. Two-dimensional gel electrophoresis of total cell extracts was carried out. In total, 130 protein spots were identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MS) or by quadruple time-of-flight tandem MS, including proteins correlated with virulence. For the first time, proteins of L. pneumophila were identified using mass spectrometric methods and mapped on a two-dimensional gel; this will be of considerable use for comparison of protein expression profiles of L. pneumophila wild-type and knock-out mutant strains and of L. pneumophila grown under different conditions.