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Top-Down Proteomics and Farm Animal and Aquatic Sciences

CIIMAR—Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, University of Porto, 4450-208 Matosinhos, Portugal
Clinical Department, RUSVM—Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, PO Box 334, Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis
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Academic Editors: Jens Coorssen, Alfred L. Yergey and Jacek R. Wisniewski
Proteomes 2016, 4(4), 38;
Received: 11 October 2016 / Revised: 25 November 2016 / Accepted: 5 December 2016 / Published: 21 December 2016
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Proteomics is a field of growing importance in animal and aquatic sciences. Similar to other proteomic approaches, top-down proteomics is slowly making its way within the vast array of proteomic approaches that researchers have access to. This opinion and mini-review article is dedicated to top-down proteomics and how its use can be of importance to animal and aquatic sciences. Herein, we include an overview of the principles of top-down proteomics and how it differs regarding other more commonly used proteomic methods, especially bottom-up proteomics. In addition, we provide relevant sections on how the approach was or can be used as a research tool and conclude with our opinions of future use in animal and aquatic sciences. View Full-Text
Keywords: farm animal proteomics; aquatic sciences proteomics; top-down proteomics farm animal proteomics; aquatic sciences proteomics; top-down proteomics

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