Human Proteinpedia as a Resource for Clinical Proteomics

Institute of Bioinformatics, International Tech Park, Bangalore 560 066, India.
Molecular & Cellular Proteomics (Impact Factor: 6.56). 07/2008; 7(10):2038-47. DOI: 10.1074/mcp.R800008-MCP200
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Clinical proteomics is an emerging field that deals with the use of proteomic technologies for medical applications. With a major objective of identifying proteins involved in pathological processes and as potential biomarkers, this field is already gaining momentum. Consequently, clinical proteomics data are being generated at a rapid pace, although mechanisms of sharing such data with the biomedical community lag far behind. Most of these data are either provided as supplementary information through journal web sites or directly made available by the authors through their own web resources. Integration of these data within a single resource that displays information in the context of individual proteins is likely to enhance the use of proteomic data in biomedical research. Human Proteinpedia is one such portal that unifies human proteomic data under a single banner. The goal of this resource is to ultimately capture and integrate all proteomic data obtained from individual studies on normal and diseased tissues. We anticipate that harnessing of these data will help prioritize experiments related to protein targets and also permit meta-analysis to uncover molecular signatures of disease. Finally, we encourage all biomedical investigators to maximize dissemination of their valuable proteomic data to rest of the community by active participation in existing repositories such as Human Proteinpedia.

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    • "Processed data and the search results including the detailed protein/peptide data can be downloaded from our own resource called the Human Proteinpedia ( [74]. "
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    • "As a consequence, 2695 MS/MS results have been accumulated in Proteinpedia ( (29,30). Besides PTM, protein mutations can also be identified from the MS/MS results because they have slightly different amino acids compared to the normal proteins, which can make MS peaks shift (31). "
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    • "Protein profiling can be performed on complex peptide or protein mixtures from whole or partially fractionated tissue extracts or biofluids such as serum (Gagnon et al., 2008; Cazares et al., 2008; Lopez et al., 2007), urine and cerebrospinal fluid, or directly on thin tissue sections (Chaurand et al., 2004; Yanagisawa et al., 2003). For the antibody-based profiling, the antibodies against predetermined protein lists that are important in a given biological process, pathway or clinical outcome are used to determine the protein signatures (Tong et al., 2008; Mathivanan and Pandey, 2008; Wang et al., 2005). The negative aspects of antibody-based Proteomics are that the assay is limited by the availability of antibodies and the need for having the prior knowledge of proteins of interest. "
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