Protein and Proteome Resources
Success with genome research has enticed scientists to expand their horizons to transcriptomes (Gibbons et al. 2009) and, subsequently, proteomes (Schmitz-Spanke and Rettenmeier 2011). Technologies for the collection and storage of transcriptomic and proteomic data currently lag behind those for genomic information, but these techniques are continually being refined. With the advancement of data acquisition technologies at an exponential rate, the burden for efficient data analysis correspondingly rises. This report presents a review of the available resources for proteomic research. In particular, it will feature the available databases and servers, along with their contents and analytical capabilities.
Most proteomic studies involve the characterization of specific proteomes in response to changes in cell type, metabolic state, or exposure to a given agent. Characterizations may be qualitative or quantitative and usually involve the...