- Field that utilizes protein sequences, expression and structure to determine how proteins relate, interact and function in an organism; includes characterizing and cataloguing proteins and protein libraries, comparing variations in protein expression levels under different conditions, studying protein interactions and functional roles; techniques are performed in an automated, large scale manner; may also involve bioinformatic analysis and storage of data.
Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- The systematic study of the complete complement of proteins (proteome) of organisms.
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- A branch of biotechnology concerned with applying the techniques of molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics to analyzing the structure, function, and interactions of the proteins produced by the genes of a particular cell, tissue, or organism, with organizing the information in databases, and with applications of the data (as in medicine or biology).
Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary by Merriam-Webster Inc.
- The study of genes, their resulting proteins, and the role played by the proteins the body's biochemical processes.
Definition from: Human Genome Project Information
at the U.S. Department of Energy
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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.