Bacterial Proteomes


Proteomes represent the composition of the functional information‐containing macromolecules (proteins) of an organism or a defined part of it. A global view of bacterial proteomes will illuminate basic biological principles such as the functioning of a cell and the elucidation of pathological important proteins for vaccine development, diagnosis and therapy of infectious diseases. Understanding of bacterial proteomes will illuminate basic biological principles such as the functioning of a cell and will allow the elucidation of pathological important proteins for vaccine development, diagnosis and therapy of infectious diseases.


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Further Reading

Bumann D, Meyer TF and Jungblut PR (2001) Proteome analysis of the common human pathogen Helicobacter pylori. Proteomics 1: 473–479.

Cordwell SJ, Nouwens AS and Walsh BJ (2001) Comparative proteomics of bacterial pathogens. Proteomics 1: 461–472.

Jungblut PR (2001) Proteome analysis of bacterial pathogens. Microbes and Infection 3: 831–840.

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Web Links

2D‐PAGE database. Mycobacterium release 4, 2002; Helicobacter release 3, 2002. http://www.mpiib‐‐PAGE/

BioCyc Knowledge Library. BioCyc is a collection of pathway/genome databases

Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG). KEGG is a suite of databases and associated software integrating our current knowledge on molecular interaction networks in biological processes, the information about the universe of genes and proteins and the information about the universe of chemical compounds and reactions

Protein Extraction Description and Analysis Tool (PEDANT). PEDANT is a software system for completely automatic and exhaustive analysis of protein sequence sets – from individual sequences to complete genomes

Proteome 2D‐PAGE database. This page contains several bacterial proteomes. Mass spectrometry data, functional classification and protein annotation data may be searched http://www.mpiib‐‐PAGE

TIGR Microbial Database. A listing of published microbial genomes and chromosomes and those in progress

WORLD‐2DPAGE. This page contains references to known 2‐DPAGEdatabase servers, as well as to 2‐D PAGE related servers and services‐index.html

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Jungblut, Peter R(Jan 2006) Bacterial Proteomes. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0006186]