Proteotypic Peptides and Their Applications

  • Shivakumar Keerthikumar
  • Suresh Mathivanan
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1549)


Recent advances in mass spectrometry based proteomic techniques and publicly available large proteomic repositories are being exploited to characterize the proteome of multiple organisms. While humongous amount of proteomic data is being acquired and analyzed, many biological questions still remain unanswered. Proteotypic peptides which uniquely represent target proteins or a protein isoform are used as an alternative strategy for protein identification in the field of immunological methods and targeted proteomic techniques. Using different computational approaches, resources and techniques used in the identification of proteotypic peptides of target proteins is discussed here.

Key words

Targeted proteomics Selected reaction monitoring Biomarkers Databases Bioinformatics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and Genetics, La Trobe Institute for Molecular ScienceLa Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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