Special Issue "Plant Proteomic Research 2.0"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (18 December 2018).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Prof. Dr. Setsuko Komatsu
This Special Issue is the continuation of our 2016 Special Issue, "Plant Proteomic Research" (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijms/special_issues/plant-proteomic).
Advancement in high-throughput “Omics” techniques has revolutionized plant molecular biology research. Proteomics offer one of the best options for the functional analysis of translated regions of the genome and generate much detail information about the intrinsic mechanism of plant stress response. Various proteomic approaches that are being exploited extensively for elucidating master regulator proteins, which play key roles in stress perception and signaling, largely involve gel-based and gel-free techniques including both label-based and label-free protein quantification. Nevertheless, the ultimate success of any proteomic strategy lies in the various factors including isolation of full component of proteins, separation, visualization and their accurate identification. Despite recent advancements, more emphasis needs to be given to the protein extraction protocols, especially for very low-abundant, as well as proteins with exceedingly large molecular weight. Thus, amalgamation of diverse MS techniques, complemented with genome-sequence data and modern bioinformatics analysis with improved sample preparation and fractionation strategies, offer a powerful tool to identify and characterize novel proteins and to follow temporal changes in protein relative abundances under adverse environmental conditions. Furthermore, post-translational modifications and protein-protein interactions provide deeper insight into protein molecular function. Authors are welcome to submit original research articles and reviews addressing recent advancements, as well as limitations of current proteomic techniques and their diverse applications to get new insights of plant molecular responses to various biotic and abiotic stressors. In addition, bioinformatic techniques are needed for proteomic analysis of plants without genome information. We will also welcome articles about proteomic research, such as meditational plants and so on, which have no genomic information.
Prof. Dr. Setsuko Komatsu
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- plant proteomic research
- methods, techniques and protocols of plant proteomics
- applications of plant proteomics