Functional proteomics to study protection of the ischaemic myocardium.
ABSTRACT Mechanisms to reduce the deleterious effects of myocardial ischaemia are of particular clinical importance and have been the focus of intense research for a number of years. Among novel approaches to studying the ischaemic heart, proteomics, or the analysis of all cellular proteins, presents as a powerful method to deconstruct the mechanisms of disease and protection. Specifically, the field of functional proteomics is an emerging application of proteomics that melds aspects of classical proteomics, biochemistry, molecular biology and physiology into an approach that facilitates an understanding of how proteins and protein interactions engender phenotype. This review highlights different types of proteomic applications and provides a prospectus for functional proteomics as a robust vehicle driving drug discovery and design.
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ABSTRACT: This article reviews recent advances in genomics and informatics relevant to cardiovascular research. In particular, we review the status of (1) whole genome sequencing efforts in human, mouse, rat, zebrafish, and dog; (2) the development of data mining and analysis tools; (3) the launching of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Programs for Genomics Applications and Proteomics Initiative; (4) efforts to characterize the cardiac transcriptome and proteome; and (5) the current status of computational modeling of the cardiac myocyte. In each instance, we provide links to relevant sources of information on the World Wide Web and critical appraisals of the promises and the challenges of an expanding and diverse information landscape.Circulation Research 06/2003; 92(9):953-61. · 9.49 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: The sequencing of the human genome and that of numerous pathogens has opened the door for proteomics by providing a sequence-based framework for mining proteomes. As a result, there is intense interest in applying proteomics to foster a better understanding of disease processes, develop new biomarkers for diagnosis and early detection of disease, and accelerate drug development. This interest creates numerous opportunities as well as challenges to meet the needs for high sensitivity and high throughput required for disease-related investigations.Nature 04/2003; 422(6928):226-32. · 36.28 Impact Factor