Research report 2009 - Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
The first complete proteome
Proteomics und Signaltransduktion (Mann) (Prof. Dr. Matthias Mann)
MPI für Biochemie, Martinsried
SummaryThe genes of an organism are only the blueprint for the real functional entities of the cell - the proteins. So far it was unfortunately not possible to analyse proteins with the same accuracy and depth as the genetic material, the DNA. Scientists at the Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry have now measured the totality of all proteins of an organism – its proteome – for the first time. Possible applications of this technology include almost all areas of basic biology and may include cancer diagnosis in the future.