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Title: Utility, Limitations, and Promise of Proteomics in Animal Science

item Lippolis, John
item Reinhardt, Timothy

Submitted to: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/10/2010
Publication Date: 12/15/2010
Citation: Lippolis, J.D., Reinhardt, T.A. 2010. Utility, limitations, and promise of proteomics in animal science. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. 138(4):241-251.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Proteomics experiments have the ability to simultaneously identify and quantify thousands of proteins in one experiment. The use of this technology in veterinary/animal science is still in its infancy, yet it holds significant promise as a method for advancing veterinary/animal science research. Examples of current experimental designs and capabilities of proteomic technology and basic principles mass spectrometry are discussed. In addition, challenges and limitations of proteomics are presented, stressing those that are unique to veterinary/animal sciences.