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Special Issue "Mass Spectrometric Proteomics"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Paolo Iadarola

Universita degli Studi di Pavia, Department of Biology and Biotechnology “L. Spallanzani”, Pavia, Italy
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Interests: methods in biochemistry; nvestigation of the proteome of different tissues/fluids by using the classical methods of proteomics; purification and characterization of enzymes and structural proteins

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A comprehensive understanding of the biochemical processes that govern life requires a deep understanding of the information encoded in the genome, and that relate to all protein forms expressed in a biological system, i.e., the proteome. While being complementary to each other, only proteome, that differs from cell to cell and changes, even for a single cell, in response to different stimuli, is descriptive of a biological phenotype. Detecting and quantifying all proteins, studying their post-translational modifications, level of expression, localization, interaction, and domain structure are the goals of proteomics. Because of its ability to handle the complexity of the events mentioned above, mass spectrometry (MS) has become an indispensable tool for proteomics. However, what does the term MS stand for? MS consists of a variety of analytical methods, each characterized by its own strengths for the solution of a peculiar problem and of which the choice depends on the aim of the study. The numerous developed applications of MS in proteomics, thus far, have contributed heavily to new insights into the roles played by some proteins in human disorders.

The aim of this Special Issue is to attract contributions on all aspects of MS-based proteomics with a special emphasis on recent/novel technologies that, by pushing the boundary of MS capabilities, make them able to address biological problems that have not yet been faced.

Prof. Dr. Paolo Iadarola
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • proteome
  • mass spectrometry
  • biological system
  • genome
  • protein forms
  • biological phenotype
  • expression, localization, interaction and domain structure of proteomics

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