When we ask ourselves what we care about most in analytical proteomics work, two things spring to mind: sensitivity and throughput. Sensitivity is important because proteomics demands analysis of proteins at their natural abundance. In many cases, this forces us to analyze proteins that are present at very low levels. Throughput is important because, to really analyze proteomes (as opposed to proteins), we must be able to perform many analyses as rapidly as possible. Not surprisingly, proteomics technology is evolving toward both improved sensitivity and improved throughput.
KeywordsProteome Analysis Mass Analyzer Recognition Element Nanospray Source Nucleic Acid Aptamers
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