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Proteome

Definition(s)

The protein complement of an organism coded for by its genome.

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In its most basic sense the term proteome refer to the total protein-encoding capability of an organism's genome. In use it is also used to refer to the actual total expressed protein complement of an organism or to the identifiable proteins of a single tissue or cell type or subcellular compartment.

Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

The Proteome is the protein complement expressed by a genome. While the genome is static, the proteome continually changes in response to external and internal events.

Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: April 7, 2014