It is only recently that quantitative studies of differential proteome analysis (DPA) have become possible. In this paper the issues involved in quantitative DPA are discussed and novel tools to select features for identification by mass spectrometry (MS) are described. The problem of comparing two sets of gels on a global level is explored as well as how to find specific protein features that differentiate two sets of two-dimensional electrophoresis gels. The concept of a 'virtual' gel, derived from gene expression data, is introduced. The virtual gel enables the co-analysis of data from gene and protein expression. We discuss the value of such an approach, and consider what new information can be gained by using gene and protein expression together. These tools are illustrated by analysis of data from tandem gene and protein expression experiments. Features that are highlighted by the above methods are putative candidates for MS identification. Tools are described that integrate the process of feature selection, cutting, and MS analysis.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 1 2002|
- Differential gene expression
- Differential protein expression
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology