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Proteomics

Synonym(s)

  • functional genomics

Definition(s)

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 SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. 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 SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. 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 DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. 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 InformationThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the U.S. Department of Energy

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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: May 18, 2015