Development of single-neuron proteomics by mass spectrometry for the mammalian brain.
Choi, Bok Dong
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Single-neuron proteomics holds the potential to advance our understanding of important biological processes during neuron maturation and development. However, to characterize proteins from single neurons, further technological advances are still required. This dissertation discusses the development and application of single-cell mass spectrometry (MS) technologies to investigate proteins and its role in different neurons. The work presented herein demonstrates the strategies to develop and advance single-neuron analysis using capillary electrophoresis (CE)-MS. In addition, this work features several contributions to our understanding of neuron-to-neuron heterogeneity, providing new information to advance cell biology and neuroscience.