Proteomic Analysis of the Human Anterior Pituitary Gland

Soujanya D. Yelamanchi, Ankur Tyagi, Varshasnata Mohanty, Pinaki Dutta, Márta Korbonits, Sandip Chavan, Jayshree Advani, Anil K. Madugundu, Gourav Dey, Keshava K. Datta, M. Rajyalakshmi, Nandini A. Sahasrabuddhe, Abhishek Chaturvedi, Amit Kumar, Apabrita Ayan Das, Dhiman Ghosh, Gajendra M. Jogdand, Haritha H. Nair, Keshav Saini, Manoj PanchalMansi Ashwinsinh Sarvaiya, Soundappan S. Mohanraj, Nabonita Sengupta, Priti Saxena, Pradeep Annamalai Subramani, Pradeep Kumar, Rakhil Akkali, Saraswatipura Vishwabrahmachar Reshma, Ramachandran Sarojini Santhosh, Sangita Rastogi, Sudarshan Kumar, Susanta Kumar Ghosh, Vamshi Krishna Irlapati, Anand Srinivasan, Bishan Das Radotra, Premendu P. Mathur, G. William Wong, Parthasarathy Satishchandra, Aditi Chatterjee, Harsha Gowda, Anil Bhansali, Akhilesh Pandey, Susarla K. Shankar, Anita Mahadevan, T. S.Keshava Prasad

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The pituitary function is regulated by a complex system involving the hypothalamus and biological networks within the pituitary. Although the hormones secreted from the pituitary have been well studied, comprehensive analyses of the pituitary proteome are limited. Pituitary proteomics is a field of postgenomic research that is crucial to understand human health and pituitary diseases. In this context, we report here a systematic proteomic profiling of human anterior pituitary gland (adenohypophysis) using high-resolution Fourier transform mass spectrometry. A total of 2164 proteins were identified in this study, of which 105 proteins were identified for the first time compared with high-throughput proteomic-based studies from human pituitary glands. In addition, we identified 480 proteins with secretory potential and 187 N-terminally acetylated proteins. These are the first region-specific data that could serve as a vital resource for further investigations on the physiological role of the human anterior pituitary glands and the proteins secreted by them. We anticipate that the identification of previously unknown proteins in the present study will accelerate biomedical research to decipher their role in functioning of the human anterior pituitary gland and associated human diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)759-769
Number of pages11
JournalOMICS A Journal of Integrative Biology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2018


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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Yelamanchi, S. D., Tyagi, A., Mohanty, V., Dutta, P., Korbonits, M., Chavan, S., ... Prasad, T. S. K. (2018). Proteomic Analysis of the Human Anterior Pituitary Gland. OMICS A Journal of Integrative Biology, 22(12), 759-769.