Proteomic Analysis of the Left Ventricle Post-myocardial Infarction to Identify In Vivo Candidate Matrix Metalloproteinase Substrates

  • Andriy Yabluchanskiy
  • Yaojun Li
  • Lisandra E. de Castro Brás
  • Kevin Hakala
  • Susan T. Weintraub
  • Merry L. Lindsey
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1066)


Left ventricular remodeling post-myocardial infarction (MI) involves a multitude of mechanisms that regulate the repair response. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a major family of proteolytic enzymes that coordinate extracellular matrix turnover. MMP-7 or MMP-9 deletion attenuate adverse remodeling post-MI, but the mechanisms have not been fully clarified. Both MMP-7 and MMP-9 have a large number of known in vitro substrates, but in vivo substrates for these two MMPs in the myocardial infarction setting are incompletely identified. Advances in proteomic techniques have enabled comprehensive profiling of protein expression in cells and tissue. In this chapter, we describe a protocol for the proteomic analysis of in vivo candidate MMP substrates in the post-MI left ventricle using two-dimensional electrophoresis, liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry, and immunoblotting.

Key words

Proteomics Cardiac remodeling Mice Extracellular matrix Matrix metalloproteinase Myocardial infarction Substrates 



We acknowledge support from NIH/NHLBI HHSN 268201000036C (N01-HV-00244) for the San Antonio Cardiovascular Proteomics Center and R01 HL075360, the Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund, and the Veteran’s Administration (Merit) to M.L.L. Mass spectrometry analyses were conducted in the UTHSCSA Institutional Mass Spectrometry Laboratory.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andriy Yabluchanskiy
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Yaojun Li
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Lisandra E. de Castro Brás
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Kevin Hakala
    • 4
  • Susan T. Weintraub
    • 4
  • Merry L. Lindsey
    • 5
  1. 1.San Antonio Cardiovascular Proteomics CenterThe University of Texas Health Science CenterSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging StudiesThe University of Texas Health Science CenterSan AntonioUSA
  3. 3.Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Medicine, Department of MedicineThe University of Texas Health Science CenterSan AntonioUSA
  4. 4.Department of Biochemistry, San Antonio Cardiovascular Proteomics CenterThe University of Texas Health Science CenterSan AntonioUSA
  5. 5.Department of Physiology and BiophysicsUniversity of Mississippi Medical CenterJacksonUSA

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