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Nat Biotechnol. 2003 Mar;21(3):262-7.

The application of mass spectrometry to membrane proteomics.

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Department of Cell Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA.


Membrane proteins perform some of the most important functions in the cell, including the regulation of cell signaling through surface receptors, cell-cell interactions, and the intracellular compartmentalization of organelles. Recent developments in proteomic strategies have focused on the inclusion of membrane proteins in high-throughput analyses. While slow and steady progress continues to be made in gel-based technologies, significant advances have been reported in non-gel shotgun methods using liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (LC/MS). These latter strategies facilitate the identification of large numbers of membrane proteins and modifications, and have the potential to provide insights into protein topology and orientation in membranes.

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