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Nutrients 2012, 4(10), 1475-1489; doi:10.3390/nu4101475
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Protein Analysis-on-Chip Systems in Foodomics

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1 Institute of Food Science, ISA-CNR, Via Roma 64, Avellino 83100, Italy 2 Institute of Protein Biochemistry, IBP-CNR, Via P. Castellino 121, Napoli 80124, Italy 3 Department of Food Science, University of Foggia, Via Napoli 25, Foggia 71100, Italy
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Received: 22 May 2012 / Revised: 21 July 2012 / Accepted: 30 September 2012 / Published: 16 October 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Foodomics 2011)
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Abstract

Protein compositional data can address nutritional, packaging, origin/authenticity, processing history, safety and other quality questions. Such data has been time-consuming and expensive to generate until recently but “protein analysis on a chip” systems are now available that can analyze a complex food sample in a few minutes and do not require great protein analytical expertise. We review some of the main new approaches with examples of their application and discuss their advantages and disadvantages.
Keywords: lab-on-chip; protein; microisoelectrofocusing; proteomic; food lab-on-chip; protein; microisoelectrofocusing; proteomic; food
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).
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Nazzaro, F.; Orlando, P.; Fratianni, F.; Di Luccia, A.; Coppola, R. Protein Analysis-on-Chip Systems in Foodomics. Nutrients 2012, 4, 1475-1489.

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