Sunday, March 14, 2010

Bad omics word of the day: N-terminome

Yes indeed. Someone has used N-terminome.

Nature Protocols: System-Wide Proteomic Identification of Protease Cleavage Products by Terminal Amine Isotopic Labeling of Substrates

From the introduction:

"The sequence and nature of all the protein amino-termini (N-termini) within the proteome (the N-terminome) provides valuable functional annotation, since translation start sites, N-terminal isoforms, modifications and truncations determine the cellular localization, activity and fate of most proteins"

Prediction: will not get widespread use.

But they will get an award today: the Bad Omics Word of the Day.

Hat tip to @mglo for this one.

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