News tagged with human proteome

Facebook for the proteome

There are approximately 20,000 human genes that encode proteins, but despite remarkable progress since the human genome was first sequenced more than a decade ago, scientists still understand in detail how only a small fraction ...

dateJul 17, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Filling in the gaps on the protein map

Substantial progress has been made in decoding the human proteome. Under the leadership of the Technische Universität München researchers have now mapped more than 18,000 human proteins—92 percent of the entire proteome. ...

dateMay 28, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Biotech developments signal new breakthrough

The study of proteins (which are found throughout every cell and tissue in the body) is of specific interest to scientists, as they are an integral part of most biological processes. Proteins are composed of amino acids chemically ...

dateNov 20, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Developing a library of cancer proteins

Ten years after the first human genome was sequenced, science is about to reach a new milestone. Researchers are now turning their attention to the products which use genes as instructions for their assembly: the proteins. ...

dateFeb 09, 2011 in Cancer
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