Ori Research Group

Proteomics of Aging:
The Building Blocks of Our Body

At Alessandro Ori’s lab we are interested in studying how age, mutations and environmental factors affect our organs at the molecular level. We employ ultra-sensitive approaches that allow us to quantify thousands of proteins in tissues as well as in rare cell populations. Our goal is to identify in an unbiased way functionally relevant alterations of the proteome that will enable us to understand the mechanisms of organ deterioration that impact on healthy lifespan.

By studying the molecular changes that occur between young and old animals, we aim to understand what makes old organs more prone to failure and disease.
Aging protein modules

Contact

Dr. Alessandro Ori

Selected Publications

  • NUFIP1 is a ribosome receptor for starvation-induced ribophagy.
    Wyant* GA, Abu-Remaileh* M, Frenkel EM, Laqtom NN, Dharamdasani V, Lewis CA, Chan SH, Heinze I, Ori** A, Sabatini** DM
    Science 2018, 360(6390), 751-8 * equal contribution, ** co-corresponding authors
  • Spatial tissue proteomics quantifies inter- and intra-tumor heterogeneity in hepatocellular carcinoma.
    Buczak* K, Ori* A, Kirkpatrick JM, Holzer K, Dauch D, Roessler S, Endris V, Lasitschka F, Parca L, Schmidt A, Zender L, Schirmacher P, Krijgsveld J, Singer** S, Beck** M
    Mol Cell Proteomics 2018, 17(4), 810-25 * equal contribution, ** co-corresponding authors
  • Landscape of nuclear transport receptor cargo specificity.
    Mackmull MT, Klaus B, Heinze I, Chokkalingam M, Beyer A, Russell RB, Ori** A, Beck** M
    Mol Syst Biol 2017, 13(12), 962 ** co-corresponding authors, highlighted in the “Principle of Systems Biology” - Cell Systems 6 - 2018
  • Spatiotemporal variation of mammalian protein complex stoichiometries.
    Ori A, Iskar M, Buczak K, Kastritis P, Parca L, Andrés-Pons A, Singer S, Bork P, Beck M
    Genome Biol 2016, 17(1), 47 featured in Research Highlights by Michael P. Washburn: There is no human interactome. Genome Biology 2016 17:48
  • Integrated Transcriptome and Proteome Analyses Reveal Organ-Specific Proteome Deterioration in Old Rats
    Ori* A, Toyama* BH, Harris MS, Bock T, Iskar M, Bork P, Ingolia NT, Hetzer MW, Beck M
    Cell Syst 2015, 1(3), 224–237 * equal contribution, published during change of institution