Special Issue "Selected Papers from “International Proteomics Conference 2017—Proteomics in Biotechnology and Life Sciences”"

A special issue of Proteomes (ISSN 2227-7382).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chiew Foan Chin

University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, School of Biosciences, Faculty of Science, Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
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Interests: Crop proteomics, plant biotechnology, crop improvements, plant omics technology
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Setsuko Komatsu

Department of Environmental and Food Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Information Sciences, Fukui University of Technology, Fukui, Fukui Prefecture 910-0028, Japan
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Interests: gel-free/label-free proteomics; plant physiology; crop, abiotic stress
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Fook Tim Chew

Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Lee Hiok Kwee Functional Genomics Laboratories, Block S2, Level 5, Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543
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Interests: allergic diseases; medical proteomics; plant breeding
Guest Editor
Dr. Jameel R. Al-Obaidi

Proteomic Core facility, Plant biotechnology Center, Agro-biotechnology Institute Malaysia (ABI), Serdang, Malaysia
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Interests: Fungal proteomics, algal proteomics, phytopathology, host-pathogen protein interaction, Mass spectrometry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues

The International Proteomic Conference in conjunction with the 4th Asia Oceania Agricultural Proteomics Organisation Conference will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 15 to 17 August, 2017.

The theme for the conference is “Proteomics in Biotechnology and Life Sciences” which aptly represents the current state of proteomics technology that is applicable in all aspects of biological sciences. Therefore, in this conference, we will cover topics related to proteomics that range from agriculture to biomedical sciences. The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for knowledge exchange, networking, as well as information and technology sharing among distinguished proteomic researchers from all over the world. The list of confirmed presenters for this conference include Setsuko Komatsu, Harvey Milliar, Chen Sixue, Lin Qing Song, Sebastian Carpentier, Chew Fook Tim, Shaojun Dai, Onn Hashim, Susan Wilson, Mohd Hasnain, Subhra Chakraborty and many more. For details, please visit http://ipc2017.weebly.com/

Participants of the conference are cordially invited to contribute original research papers or reviews to this Special Issue of Proteomes.

Sincerely,
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chiew Foan Chin
Prof. Dr. Setsuko Komatsu
Prof. Dr. Fook Tim Chew
Dr. Jameel R. Al-Obaidi
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Agricultural proteomics
  • Function and interaction of proteins
  • Microbial and industrial proteomics
  • Medical proteomics
  • Protein turnover
  • Structural and computational proteomics
  • Food proteomics

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Open AccessReview The Use of Proteomic Tools to Address Challenges Faced in Clonal Propagation of Tropical Crops through Somatic Embryogenesis
Received: 15 March 2018 / Revised: 25 April 2018 / Accepted: 28 April 2018 / Published: 4 May 2018
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In many tropical countries with agriculture as the mainstay of the economy, tropical crops are commonly cultivated at the plantation scale. The successful establishment of crop plantations depends on the availability of a large quantity of elite seedling plants. Many plantation companies establish
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In many tropical countries with agriculture as the mainstay of the economy, tropical crops are commonly cultivated at the plantation scale. The successful establishment of crop plantations depends on the availability of a large quantity of elite seedling plants. Many plantation companies establish plant tissue culture laboratories to supply planting materials for their plantations and one of the most common applications of plant tissue culture is the mass propagation of true-to-type elite seedlings. However, problems encountered in tissue culture technology prevent its applications being widely adopted. Proteomics can be a powerful tool for use in the analysis of cultures, and to understand the biological processes that takes place at the cellular and molecular levels in order to address these problems. This mini review presents the tissue culture technologies commonly used in the propagation of tropical crops. It provides an outline of some the genes and proteins isolated that are associated with somatic embryogenesis and the use of proteomic technology in analysing tissue culture samples and processes in tropical crops. Full article
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Open AccessFeature PaperReview Subcellular Proteomics: Application to Elucidation of Flooding-Response Mechanisms in Soybean
Received: 10 January 2018 / Revised: 13 February 2018 / Accepted: 23 February 2018 / Published: 27 February 2018
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Soybean, which is rich in protein and oil, is cultivated in several climatic zones; however, its growth is markedly decreased by flooding. Proteomics is a useful tool for understanding the flooding-response mechanism in soybean. Subcellular proteomics has the potential to elucidate localized cellular
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Soybean, which is rich in protein and oil, is cultivated in several climatic zones; however, its growth is markedly decreased by flooding. Proteomics is a useful tool for understanding the flooding-response mechanism in soybean. Subcellular proteomics has the potential to elucidate localized cellular responses and investigate communications among subcellular components during plant growth and during stress. Under flooding, proteins related to signaling, stress and the antioxidative system are increased in the plasma membrane; scavenging enzymes for reactive-oxygen species are suppressed in the cell wall; protein translation is suppressed through inhibition of proteins related to preribosome biogenesis and mRNA processing in the nucleus; levels of proteins involved in the electron transport chain are reduced in the mitochondrion; and levels of proteins related to protein folding are decreased in the endoplasmic reticulum. This review discusses the advantages of a gel-free/label-free proteomic technique and methods of plant subcellular purification. It also summarizes cellular events in soybean under flooding and discusses future prospects for generation of flooding-tolerant soybean. Full article
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Open AccessReview Proteomic Contributions to Medicinal Plant Research: From Plant Metabolism to Pharmacological Action
Received: 13 November 2017 / Revised: 3 December 2017 / Accepted: 5 December 2017 / Published: 7 December 2017
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Herbal medicine is a clinical practice of utilizing medicinal plant derivatives for therapeutic purposes. It has an enduring history worldwide and plays a significant role in the fight against various diseases. Herbal drug combinations often exhibit synergistic therapeutic action compared with single-constituent dosage,
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Herbal medicine is a clinical practice of utilizing medicinal plant derivatives for therapeutic purposes. It has an enduring history worldwide and plays a significant role in the fight against various diseases. Herbal drug combinations often exhibit synergistic therapeutic action compared with single-constituent dosage, and can also enhance the cytotoxicity induced by chemotherapeutic drugs. To explore the mechanism underlying the pharmacological action of herbs, proteomic approaches have been applied to the physiology of medicinal plants and its effects on animals. This review article focuses on the existing proteomics-based medicinal plant research and discusses the following topics: (i) plant metabolic pathways that synthesize an array of bioactive compounds; (ii) pharmacological action of plants tested using in vivo and in vitro studies; and (iii) the application of proteomic approaches to indigenous plants with scarce sequence information. The accumulation of proteomic information in a biological or medicinal context may help in formulating the effective use of medicinal plants. Full article
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