proteome

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Blend of protein +‎ genome.

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proteome (plural proteomes)

  1. (biochemistry, genetics) The complete set of proteins encoded by a particular genome. [from 20th c.]
    • 1996 January 1, Marc R. Wilkins, “From Proteins to Proteomes: Large Scale Protein Identification by Two-Dimensional Electrophoresis and Amino Acid Analysis”, in Nature Biotechnology, volume 14, page 61:
      Two-dimensional (2-D) gel electrophoresis allows the separation of thousands of proteins, and provides the means for separating the proteome (the PROTEin complement expressed by a genOME) of a simple species, or the protein component of a complex tissue.
    • 2003, Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything, BCA 2003, p. 367:
      So now the quest is to crack the human proteome – a concept so novel that the term proteome didn't even exist a decade ago.

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