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Proteomics: A Molecular Scanner in Medicine

  1. Hanno Steen1,
  2. Akhilesh Pandey2

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005713

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How to Cite

Steen, H. and Pandey, A. 2006. Proteomics: A Molecular Scanner in Medicine. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

  2. 2

    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

Abstract

Proteomics is the large-scale identification and characterization of proteins and posttranslational modifications. Several proteomic methodologies, especially microarrays and mass spectrometry, offer the promise of use in a variety of clinical settings.

Keywords:

  • mass spectrometry;
  • genomics;
  • posttranslational modifications;
  • diagnostic markers;
  • chips