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Marine proteomics: A critical assessment of an emerging technology
Slattery, M.; Ankisetty, S.; Corrales, J.; Marsh-Huskin, K.E.; Gochfeld, D.J.; Willett, K.L.; Rimoldi, J.M. (2012). Marine proteomics: A critical assessment of an emerging technology. J. Nat. Prod. 75(10): 1833-1877.
In: Journal of Natural Products. American Chemical Society/American Society of Pharmacognosy: Washington, DC, etc.. ISSN 0163-3864, more
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    Proteomics; Marine

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  • Slattery, M.
  • Ankisetty, S.
  • Corrales, J.
  • Marsh-Huskin, K.E.
  • Gochfeld, D.J.
  • Willett, K.L.
  • Rimoldi, J.M.

    The application of proteomics to marine sciences has increased in recent years because the proteome represents the interface between genotypic and phenotypic variability and, thus, corresponds to the broadest possible biomarker for eco-physiological responses and adaptations. Likewise, proteomics can provide important functional information regarding biosynthetic pathways, as well as insights into mechanism of action, of novel marine natural products. The goal of this review is to (1) explore the application of proteomics methodologies to marine systems, (2) assess the technical approaches that have been used, and (3) evaluate the pros and cons of this proteomic research, with the intent of providing a critical analysis of its future roles in marine sciences. To date, proteomics techniques have been utilized to investigate marine microbe, plant, invertebrate, and vertebrate physiology, developmental biology, seafood safety, susceptibility to disease, and responses to environmental change. However, marine proteomics studies often suffer from poor experimental design, sample processing/optimization difficulties, and data analysis/interpretation issues. Moreover, a major limitation is the lack of available annotated genomes and proteomes for most marine organisms, including several “model species”. Even with these challenges in mind, there is no doubt that marine proteomics is a rapidly expanding and powerful integrative molecular research tool from which our knowledge of the marine environment, and the natural products from this resource, will be significantly expanded.

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