Armstrong

Of mice, mups and mass spectrometry

Robert J. Beynon, Stuart D. Armstrong, Amy J. Claydon, Amanda J. Davidson, Claire E. Eyers, James I. Langridge, Guadalupe Gómez-Baena, Victoria M. Harman, Jane L. Hurst, Victoria Lee, Lynn McLean, Rebecca Pattison, Sarah A. Roberts, Deborah M. Simpson, Jenny Unsworth, Matthias Vonderach, Jonathan Williams and Yvonne E. Woolerton (2015) Mass spectrometry for structural analysis and quantification of the Major Urinary Proteins of the house mouse. [PDF] [NotEvenIndexedInPubmed?] [Abstract...]

MUP complexity and analytical challenges

Beynon RJ, Armstrong SD, Gómez-Baena G, Lee V, Simpson D, Unsworth J, Hurst JL. (2014) The complexity of protein semiochemistry in mammals. [PUBMED][PDF] [Abstract...]

Darcin three dimensional structure solved!

Phelan, M.M., McLean, L., Armstrong, S.D., Hurst, J.L., Beynon, R.J. & Lian, L-Y. (2014) The structure, stability and pheromone binding of the male mouse protein sex pheromone darcin. [PUBMED][PDF] [Abstract...]

Rats have MUPs too - but different!

Gómez-Baena G, Armstrong SD, Phelan MM, Hurst JL, Beynon RJ. (2014). The major urinary protein system in the rat. [PUBMED][PDF] [Abstract...]

The end of proteomics

Davidson GR, Armstrong SD, Beynon R (2011) Positional proteomics at the N-terminus as a means of proteome simplification. [PUBMED][PDF]
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Involatile ownership signals in mouse scent marks

Nevison, C.M., Armstrong, S.; Beynon, R.J. Humphries, R.E. & Hurst, J.L. (2003) The ownership signature in mouse scents marks is involatile. Proceedings of the Royal Society series B, 270, 1957-1963 [PUBMED] [PDF] [Abstract...]

Identification of an atypical male-specific MUP in mouse urine

Armstrong, S.D., Robertson, D.H.L., Cheetham, S.A., Hurst, J.L. & Beynon, R.J. (2005) Structural and functional differences in isoforms of Major Urinary Proteins: a male specific protein that preferentially binds a male pheromone. Biochem. J. 391, 343-350 [PUBMED] [PDF] [Abstract...]

Scent marks signal competitive ability

Malone, N., Armstrong, S.D., Humphries, R.E., Beynon, R.J. & Hurst, J.L. (2005) The signalling of competitive ability by male house mice. In: Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 10 (Ed. R.T. Mason, M.P. LeMaster & D. Muller-Schwarze), pp.77-88. Springer, New York. [Abstract...]

Characterising proteins in scent marks

Robertson, D.H.L., Cheetham, S.A., Armstrong, S.D., Hurst, J.L. & Beynon, R.J. (2005) Characterisation of proteins in scent marks: proteomics meets semiochemistry. In Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 10 (Ed. R.T. Mason, M.P. LeMaster & D. Muller-Schwarze), pp.183-198 Springer, New York. [Abstract...]

Pre-eclampsia biomarkers

Myers JE, Hart S, Armstrong S, Mires GJ, Beynon R, Gaskell SJ, Baker PN. (2007) Evidence for multiple circulating factors in preeclampsia. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 196, 266.e1-6. [PUBMED][PDF] [Abstract...]

First paper on a systematic analysis of MUP expression

Mudge JM, Armstrong SD, McLaren K, Beynon RJ, Hurst JL, Nicholson C, Robertson DH, Wilming LG, Harrow JL. (2008) Dynamic instability of the major urinary protein gene family revealed by genomic and phenotypic comparisons between C57 and 129 strain mice. [PUBMED][PDF] [Abstract...]

First paper on a systematic analysis of MUP expression

Mudge JM, Armstrong SD, McLaren K, Beynon RJ, Hurst JL, Nicholson C, Robertson DH, Wilming LG, Harrow JL. (2008) Dynamic instability of the major urinary protein gene family revealed by genomic and phenotypic comparisons between C57 and 129 strain mice. [PUBMED][PDF] [Abstract...]

MUP variation in lab mouse strains

Cheetham SA, Smith AL, Armstrong SD, Beynon RJ, Hurst JL. (2009) Limited variation in the major urinary proteins of laboratory mice. Physiol Behav. 96, 253-261 [PUBMED][PDF] [Abstract...]

It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that a mouse in possession of darcin must be in want of a mate.

Nominated as 'Exceptional' by Etienne Joly in Faculty1000 Biology (http://f1000biology.com)
Roberts SA, Simpson, Armstrong, Davidson, Robertson, McLean, Beynon & Hurst JL (2010) Darcin: a male pheromone that stimulates female memory and sexual attraction to an individual male's odour. BMC Biology 8:75. [PUBMED][PDF] [Abstract...]