• Dr. Mobley is considered an expert in proteomics by his peers, and as director of the Mass Spectrometry/Proteomics Shared Facility, continues to focus on clinical and translational proteomics applications, which include statistical analysis of high density 'omics driven data sets, and the use of systems biology applications to uncover biologically relevant pathways. He has nearly 30 years experience in academia and industry, and mass spectrometry has been a intricate part of his work experience and studies from the beginning.

    Dr. Mobley obtained his B.S. in Chemistry at Oregon State University. He obtained a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology from The Ohio State University with an emphasis on hormonal induced carcinogesis. Prior to joining the faculty at UAB in 2006, Dr. Mobley worked as a faculty member at UMass Medical School and also at Vanderbilt.

    In 2007, Dr. Mobley became Director of the newly formed UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Clinical Proteomics Shared Facility, and due to the success of that facility he was asked to expand in 2009 to encompass a single campus wide MS/ Proteomics Shared Facility (MSP-SF).
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2023 Different-sized extracellular vesicles derived from stored red blood cells package diverse cargoes and cause distinct cellular effectsTransfusion2023
    2022 Integrated bioinformatics analysis identifies established and novel TGFβ1-regulated genes modulated by anti-fibrotic drugsScientific Reports.  12. 2022
    2022 Effects of an exogenous ketone ester using multi-omics in skeletal muscle of aging C57BL/6J male miceFrontiers in Nutrition.  9. 2022
    2022 α2,6 Sialylation mediated by ST6GAL1 promotes glioblastoma growthJCI Insight.  7. 2022
    2022 Engineered colorectal cancer tissue recapitulates key attributes of a patient-derived xenograft tumor lineBiofabrication.  14. 2022
    2022 Local SARS-CoV-2 Peptide-Specific Immune Responses in Lungs of Convalescent and Uninfected Human Subjects. 2022
    2022 Plasma Exosome Hemoglobin Released During Surgery Is Associated With Cardiac Injury in Animal ModelAnnals of Thoracic Surgery2022
    2021 Corrigendum to “Autophosphorylation in the Leucine-Rich Repeat Kinase 2 (LRRK2) GTPase Domain Modified Kinase and GTP-binding Activities” [J. Mol. Biol. 412(1) (2011) 94–110] (Autophosphorylation in the Leucine-Rich Repeat Kinase 2 (LRRK2) GTPase Domain Modifies Kinase and GTP-Binding Activities (2011) 412(1) (94–110), (S0022283611007984), (10.1016/j.jmb.2011.07.033))Journal of Molecular Biology.  433. 2021
    2021 Mesenchymal stromal cell aging impairs the self-organizing capacity of lung alveolar epithelial stem cellseLife.  10. 2021
    2021 Visualization and Identification of Bioorthogonally Labeled Exosome Proteins Following Systemic Administration in MiceFrontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology.  9. 2021
    2021 Targeting the HuR oncogenic role with a new class of cytoplasmic dimerization inhibitorsCancer Research.  81:2220-2233. 2021
    2021 Citrullinated vimentin mediates development and progression of lung fibrosisScience Translational Medicine.  13. 2021
    2021 Inhibiting β-catenin disables nucleolar functions in triple-negative breast cancerCell Death and Disease.  12. 2021
    2020 Elevated levels of extracellular vesicles in progranulin-deficient mice and FTD-GRN PatientsAnnals of Clinical and Translational Neurology.  7:2433-2449. 2020
    2020 STRAP regulates alternative splicing fidelity during lineage commitment of mouse embryonic stem cellsNature Communications.  11. 2020
    2020 Reactive species generated by heme impair alveolar epithelial sodium channel function in acute respiratory distress syndromeRedox Biology.  36. 2020
    2020 Phosphoprotein-based biomarkers as predictors for cancer therapy 2020
    2020 Vascular permeability disruption explored in the proteomes of mouse lungs and human microvascular cells following acute bromine exposure 2020
    2020 Proteomic analysis of the S. cerevisiae response to the anticancer ruthenium complex KP1019 2020
    2020 Glucose-Regulated Protein 78 Autoantibodies Are Associated with Carotid Atherosclerosis in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease PatientsImmunoHorizons.  4:108-118. 2020
    2020 14-3-3 proteins protect AMPK-phosphorylated ten-eleven translocation-2 (TET2) from PP2A-mediated dephosphorylationJournal of Biological Chemistry.  295:1754-1766. 2020
    2020 Analysis of mesenchymal stem cell proteomes in situ in the ischemic heartTheranostics.  10:11324-11338. 2020
    2019 Oxylipins mediate cell-to-cell communication in Pseudomonas aeruginosaCommunications Biology.  2. 2019
    2019 Affinity purification of NF1 protein–protein interactors identifies keratins and neurofibromin itself as binding partnersGenes.  10. 2019
    2019 Proteomic analysis of urinary extracellular vesicles reveal biomarkers for neurologic diseaseEBioMedicine.  45:351-361. 2019
    2019 Multi-Omics Profiling for NF1 Target Discovery in Neurofibromin (NF1) Deficient CellsProteomics.  19. 2019
    2019 Myristoylated alanine-rich C-kinase substrate effector domain phosphorylation regulates the growth and radiation sensitization of glioblastomaInternational Journal of Oncology.  54:2039-2053. 2019
    2019 Correction: Vascular endothelial tight junctions and barrier function are disrupted by 15(S)-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid partly via protein kinase C ?-mediated zona occludens-1 phosphorylation at threonine 770/772 (Journal of Biological Chemistry (2014) 289 (3148-3163) DPO: 10.1074/jbc.M113.528190)Journal of Biological Chemistry.  294:3311. 2019
    2019 Fibronectin on the surface of extracellular vesicles mediates fibroblast invasionAmerican Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology.  60:279-288. 2019
    2019 Erratum: 12/15-Lipoxygenase-dependent ROS production is required for diet-induced endothelial barrier dysfunction (Journal of Lipid Research (2015) 56 (562–577) DOI: 10.1194/jlr.M055566)Journal of Lipid Research.  60:909. 2019
    2018 Proteomic profiling of extracellular vesicles released from vascular smooth muscle cells during initiation of phosphate-induced mineralizationConnective Tissue Research.  59:55-61. 2018
    2018 Multiple host factors interact with the hypervariable domain of chikungunya virus nsP3 and determine viral replication in cell-specific modeJournal of Virology.  92. 2018
    2018 Reactive species balance via GTP cyclohydrolase i regulates glioblastoma growth and tumor initiating cell maintenanceNeuro-Oncology.  20:1055-1067. 2018
    2018 Epitope mapping of Salmonella flagellar hook-associated protein, FlgK, with mass spectrometry-based immuno-capture proteomics using chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) seraVeterinary Immunology and Immunopathology.  201:20-25. 2018
    2018 The retinoid X receptor agonist, 9-cis UAB30, inhibits cutaneous T-cell lymphoma proliferation through the SKP2-p27kip1 axisJournal of Dermatological Science.  90:343-356. 2018
    2018 Chemotherapy induces secretion of exosomes loaded with heparanase that degrades extracellular matrix and impacts tumor and host cell behaviorMatrix Biology.  65:104-118. 2018
    2017 Identification of the amino acids inserted during suppression of CFTR nonsense mutations and determination of their functional consequencesHuman Molecular Genetics.  26:3116-3129. 2017
    2017 CD4 + T cells from HIV-1 patients with impaired Th1 effector responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis exhibit diminished histone and nucleoprotein signaturesClinical Immunology.  181:16-23. 2017
    2017 Hypervariable domain of eastern equine encephalitis virus nsP3 redundantly utilizes multiple cellular proteins for replication complex assemblyJournal of Virology.  91. 2017
    2017 Endostatin inhibits androgen-independent prostate cancer growth by suppressing nuclear receptor-mediated oxidative stress 2017
    2017 Regulation of FcRγ function by site-specific serine phosphorylationJournal of Leukocyte Biology.  101:421-428. 2017
    2016 Ataluren stimulates ribosomal selection of near-cognate tRNAs to promote nonsense suppression 2016
    2016 Serum protein profiling in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma 2016
    2016 Ascorbic acid intake and oxalate synthesisUrolithiasis.  44:289-297. 2016
    2016 New World and Old World Alphaviruses Have Evolved to Exploit Different Components of Stress Granules, FXR and G3BP Proteins, for Assembly of Viral Replication ComplexesPLoS Pathogens.  12. 2016
    2016 Isolation, identification, and characterization of novel nanovesiclesOncotarget.  7:41346-41362. 2016
    2016 Correction: Exosome-like Nanoparticles from Intestinal Mucosal Cells Carry Prostaglandin E2 and Suppress Activation of Liver NKT Cells.Journal of Immunology.  196:4832. 2016
    2016 Hyperoxia Induces Intracellular Acidification in Neonatal Mouse Lung Fibroblasts: Real-Time Investigation Using Plasmonically Enhanced Raman SpectroscopyJournal of the American Chemical Society.  138:3779-3788. 2016
    2016 Surveying the serologic proteome in a tissue-specific kras(G12D) knockin mouse model of pancreatic cancerProteomics.  16:516-531. 2016
    2016 Fibronectin on the surface of myeloma cell-derived exosomes mediates exosome-cell interactionsJournal of Biological Chemistry.  291:1652-1663. 2016
    2016 Conditioned media from adipose-derived stromal cells accelerates healing in 3-dimensional skin culturesAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  76:446-452. 2016
    2016 LRRK2 autophosphorylation enhances its GTPase activity 2016
    2016 Proteome Dynamics of the Specialist Oxalate Degrader Oxalobacter formigenes.Journal of Proteomics and Bioinformatics.  9:19-24. 2016
    2015 SSBP3 interacts with islet-1 and ldb1 to impact pancreatic β-cell target genes 2015
    2015 The G2019S LRRK2 mutation increases myeloid cell chemotactic responses and enhances LRRK2 binding to actin-regulatory proteinsHuman Molecular Genetics.  24:4250-4267. 2015
    2015 Analysis of the Human Proteome in Subcutaneous and Visceral Fat Depots in Diabetic and Non-diabetic Patients with Morbid Obesity.Journal of Proteomics and Bioinformatics.  8:133-141. 2015
    2015 Differential proteomic and behavioral effects of long-term voluntary exercise in wild-type and APP-overexpressing transgenicsNeurobiology of Disease.  78:45-55. 2015
    2015 Tyrosyl-DNA phosphodiesterase I catalytic mutants reveal an alternative nucleophile that can catalyze substrate cleavageJournal of Biological Chemistry.  290:6203-6214. 2015
    2015 12/15-Lipoxygenase-dependent ROS production is required for diet-induced endothelial barrier dysfunctionJournal of Lipid Research.  56:562-577. 2015
    2015 Comparative proteomics analysis of high n-butanol producing metabolically engineered Clostridium tyrobutyricumJournal of Biotechnology.  193:108-119. 2015
    2014 The effects of frozen tissue storage conditions on the integrity of RNA and protein 2014
    2014 Alterations in the rat serum proteome induced by prepubertal exposure to bisphenol A and genisteinJournal of Proteome Research.  13:1502-1514. 2014
    2014 Vascular endothelial tight junctions and barrier function are disrupted by 15(S)-Hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid partly via Protein Kinase C e-mediated Zona Occludens-1 Phosphorylation at Threonine 770/772Journal of Biological Chemistry.  289:3148-3163. 2014
    2014 Perk-dependent activation of JAK1 and STAT3 contributes to endoplasmic reticulum stress-induced inflammationMolecular and Cellular Biology.  34:3911-3925. 2014
    2013 LRRK2 secretion in exosomes is regulated by 14-3-3Human Molecular Genetics.  22:4988-5000. 2013
    2013 Identification of gyrB and rpoB gene mutations and differentially expressed proteins between a novobiocin-resistant Aeromonas hydrophila catfish vaccine strain and its virulent parent strainVeterinary Microbiology.  166:624-630. 2013
    2013 Characterization of FKGK18 as Inhibitor of Group VIA Ca2+-Independent Phospholipase A2 (iPLA2β): Candidate Drug for Preventing Beta-Cell Apoptosis and DiabetesPLoS One.  8. 2013
    2013 Parasitoid wasp venom SERCA regulates Drosophila calcium levels and inhibits cellular immunity 2013
    2013 Integrative Approach Reveals Composition of Endoparasitoid Wasp VenomsPLoS One.  8. 2013
    2013 Exosome-like nanoparticles from intestinal mucosal cells carry prostaglandin E2 and suppress activation of liver NKT cellsJournal of Immunology.  190:3579-3589. 2013
    2013 Identification, virulence, and mass spectrometry of toxic ECP fractions of West Alabama isolates of Aeromonas hydrophila obtained from a 2010 disease outbreakVeterinary Microbiology.  164:336-343. 2013
    2013 Grape exosome-like nanoparticles induce intestinal stem cells and protect mice from DSS-induced colitisMolecular Therapy.  21:1345-1357. 2013
    2012 Validation of a robust proteomic analysis carried out on formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues of the pancreas obtained from mouse and humanProteomics.  12:3393-3402. 2012
    2012 A cloud computing system to quickly implement new microarray data pre-processing methodsOpen Bioinformatics Journal.  6:37-42. 2012
    2012 Altered carcinogenesis and proteome in mammary glands of rats after prepubertal exposures to the hormonally active chemicals bisphenol A and genistein 2012
    2012 Aurora Kinase-A Inactivates DNA Damage-Induced Apoptosis and Spindle Assembly Checkpoint Response Functions of p73Cancer Cell.  21:196-211. 2012
    2012 Tumor cell cross talk with tumor-associated leukocytes leads to induction of tumor exosomal fibronectin and promotes tumor progressionAmerican Journal of Pathology.  180:390-398. 2012
    2011 Autophosphorylation in the leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) GTPase domain modifies kinase and GTP-binding activitiesJournal of Molecular Biology.  412:94-110. 2011
    2011 Proteomic discovery of genistein action in the rat mammary glandJournal of Proteome Research.  10:1621-1631. 2011
    2011 Self-calibrated warping for mass spectra alignmentCancer Informatics.  10:65-82. 2011
    2010 Clustered O-glycans of IgA1: Defining macro- and microheterogeneity by use of electron capture/transfer dissociationMolecular and Cellular Proteomics.  9:2545-2557. 2010
    2010 Abundant lipid and protein components of drusenPLoS One.  5. 2010
    2010 Proteomic analysis in mammary glands of rat offspring exposed in utero to bisphenol AJournal of Proteomics.  73:1241-1253. 2010
    2010 Branched-chain amino acid metabolon: Interaction of glutamate dehydrogenase with the mitochondrial branched-chain aminotransferase (BCATm)Journal of Biological Chemistry.  285:265-276. 2010
    2009 Adipose tissue exosome-like vesicles mediate activation of macrophage-induced insulin resistanceDiabetes.  58:2498-2505. 2009
    2009 Detection of early unfolding events in a dimeric protein by amide proton exchange and native electrospray mass spectrometryProtein Science.  18:1620-1627. 2009
    2009 Induction of myeloid-derived suppressor cells by tumor exosomesInternational Journal of Cancer.  124:2621-2633. 2009
    2009 Structural heterogeneity and protein composition of exosome-like vesicles (prostasomes) in human semen 2009
    2008 Applying proteomic-based biomarker tools for the accurate diagnosis of pancreatic cancerJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.  12:1683-1690. 2008
    2008 Imaging mass spectrometry of intact proteins from alcohol-preserved tissue specimens: Bypassing formalin fixationJournal of Proteome Research.  7:3543-3555. 2008
    2008 Capsid Size Determination by Staphylococcus aureus Pathogenicity Island SaPI1 Involves Specific Incorporation of SaPI1 Proteins into ProcapsidsJournal of Molecular Biology.  380:465-475. 2008
    2008 Differentiating Proteomic Biomarkers in Breast Cancer by Laser Capture Microdissection and MALDI MSJournal of Proteome Research.  7:1500-1507. 2008
    2008 Monitoring mouse prostate development by profiling and imaging mass spectrometryMolecular and Cellular Proteomics.  7:411-423. 2008
    2008 Incorporation of scaffolding protein gpO in bacteriophages P2 and P4Virology.  370:352-361. 2008
    2007 A novel branched-chain amino acid metabolon: Protein-protein interactions in a supramolecular complexJournal of Biological Chemistry.  282:11893-11903. 2007
    2007 Processing MALDI mass spectra to improve mass spectral direct tissue analysisInternational Journal of Mass Spectrometry.  260:212-221. 2007
    2006 New developments in profiling and imaging of proteins from tissue sections by MALDI mass spectrometryJournal of Proteome Research.  5:2889-2900. 2006
    2006 A novel histology-directed strategy for MALDI-MS tissue profiling that improves throughput and cellular specificity in human breast cancerMolecular and Cellular Proteomics.  5:1975-1983. 2006
    2006 Selective profiling of proteins in lung cancer cells from fine-needle aspirates by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometryClinical Cancer Research.  12:5142-5150. 2006
    2005 Mass profiling-directed isolation and identification of a stage-specific serologic protein biomarker of advanced prostate cancerProteomics.  5:2927-2938. 2005
    2005 Overexpression of cytochrome P450 1A1 and its novel spliced variant in ovarian cancer cells: Alternative subcellular enzyme compartmentation may contribute to carcinogenesisCancer Research.  65:3726-3734. 2005
    2004 The novel estrogen 17α-20Z-21-[(4-amino)phenyl]-19-norpregna-1,3,5(10),20-tetraene-3, 17β-diol induces apoptosis in prostate cancer cell lines at nanomolar concentrations in vitroMolecular Cancer Therapeutics.  3:587-595. 2004
    2004 A novel diagnostic test for prostate cancer emerges from the determination of α-methylacyl-coenzyme A racemase in prostatic secretionsInvestigative urology.  172:1130-1133. 2004
    2004 Estrogen receptor-mediated regulation of oxidative stress and DNA damage in breast cancerCarcinogenesis.  25:3-9. 2004
    2004 Monitoring the serological proteome: the latest modality in prostate cancer detection.Investigative urology.  172:331-337. 2004
    2003 Branched fatty acids in dairy and beef products markedly enhance α-methylacyl-CoA racemase expression in prostate cancer cells in vitroCancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.  12:775-783. 2003
    2003 Synthesis and estrogen receptor binding affinities of 7-hydroxy-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-4H-1-benzopyran-4-ones containing a basic side chainBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters.  13:1475-1478. 2003
    2002 Increasing the DNA damage threshold in breast cancer cellsToxicology and Applied Pharmacology.  180:219-226. 2002
    2001 Effects of phytoestrogens and synthetic combinatorial libraries on aromatase, estrogen biosynthesis, and metabolismAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences.  948:51-66. 2001
    1999 Measurement of oxidative DNA damage by catechol estrogens and analogues in vitroChemical Research in Toxicology.  12:270-277. 1999

    Research Overview

  • Identification of disease-specific and clinically relevant markers of any disease/ disease process; application of high-level informatics to single and multiomics datasets for use in translational studies of disease
  • Investigator On

  • A Novel Role for IGF-1 Receptor in Growth Hormone Action  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • Alveolar DevMAP  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Analysis Of Novel Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Expression Of The Adaptor Protein HSH2 And Class-Switched Antibody Production  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • Biosynthetic Metabolic Pathway Regulation of Glioma Growth  awarded by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/NIH/DHHS
  • Cell Type Specificity of NF1 Binding Partners and Effects of Variants with Divergent Genotype Phenotype Correlations  awarded by Johns Hopkins University
  • Combinational Environmental Chemicals Altering Susceptibility for Mammary Cancer  awarded by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/NIH/DHHS
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Support Grant  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Defining the Biological Relevance of HIV Specific HLA-E Restricted CD8 T cell Responses  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • Defining the Impact of Frataxin Point Mutations on Friedreich's Ataxia pathogenesis  awarded by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/NIH/DHHS
  • Developmental and HyperActive Ras Tumor SPORE  awarded by Indiana University
  • Effects of 14-3-3s on Alpha-Synuclein Release and Toxicity  awarded by American Parkinson Disease Association
  • Endogenous Oxalate Synthesis  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • Impact of Airborne Heavy Metals on Lung Disease and the Environment  awarded by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/NIH/DHHS
  • Impact of Airborne Heavy Metals on Lung Diseases & the Environment - Heavy Metal Induced Airway Remodeling and COPD Project 1  awarded by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/NIH/DHHS
  • LRRK2 and Other Novel Exosome Proteins in Parkinson's Disease  awarded by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/NIH/DHHS
  • Mechanism and Targeting of Inflammasome Activation in Lung Inflammation and Injury  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • Molecular and Cellular Basis of Neurodevelopmental Disorders  awarded by National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS
  • Novel Therapeutics For Acquired Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Racial Differences in the Natriuretic Peptide Response to Exercise and Beta-blockers  awarded by American Heart Association
  • Sialylation in the Maintenance and Metabolic Plasticity of Neural Stem Cell-Like Brain Tumor Cells  awarded by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/NIH/DHHS
  • UAB / UMN SPORE in Pancreatic Cancer  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • UAB / UMN SPORE in Pancreatic Cancer - Project 1  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Pharmacy in Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Ohio State University System : Columbus 2000
  • Full Name

  • James Mobley