The Role of Mass Spectrometry in the "Omics" Era
News Feb 18, 2014
Mass spectrometry (MS) is one of the key analytical technology on which the emerging ''-omics'' approaches are based. It may provide detection and quantization of thousands of proteins and biologically active metabolites from a tissue, body fluid or cell culture working in a ''global'' or ''targeted'' manner, down to ultra-trace levels. It can be expected that the high performance of MS technology, coupled to routine data handling, will soon bring fruit in the request for a better understanding of human diseases, leading to new molecular biomarkers, hence affecting drug targets and therapies. In this review, we focus on the main advances in the MS technologies, influencing genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, lipidomics and metabolomics fields, up to the most recent MS applications to meta-omic studies.
The full article is published online in Current Organic Chemistry and is free to access.
Putting Proteins in Their Proper PlaceNews
Everything in the cell has its right place. This includes certain molecules called RNA-binding proteins. When these are misplaced, they can end up causing dangerous clumps that are typical of diseases like ALS. A new study has found a way to send these proteins home.READ MORE
The Genes That Make Quorn a Fungal Food FavoriteNews
The meat substitute Quorn is derived from a fungus called Fusarium venenatum. A very similar fungus, F. graminearum, is one of the world's most damaging crop diseases. A new genome study shows why one fungus makes food, and the other destroys it.READ MORE
Comments | 0 ADD COMMENT
International Conference on Analytical and Bio Analytical Techniques
Oct 31 - Nov 01, 2018