Special Issue "Plant Proteomic Research 4.0"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021) | Viewed by 36118
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Interests: disease triangle; guard cells; glucosinolates; proteomics; metabolomics; mass spectrometry
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Interests: gel-free/label-free proteomics; plant physiology; crop; abiotic stress
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This Special Issue is the continuation of our 2016 Special Issue, "Plant Proteomic Research" (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijms/special_issues/plant-proteomic), “Plant Proteomic Research 2.0” (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijms/special_issues/plant-proteomic_2) and “Plant Proteomic Research 3.0” (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijms/special_issues/plant-proteomic_3).
Advancement in high-throughput “Omics” techniques has revolutionized plant molecular biology research. Proteomics offers one of the best approach for the functional analysis of the genome, generating detailed information that can be integrated with those obtained by other classic and -omics approaches. It thus provides a deep knowledge and understanding of the diverse proteoforms and different plant processes. Several different generations of proteomics platforms (e.g., gel-based, gel free, isotope-labeling, label free, data-dependent and data-independent) have appeared in the past twenty years. They have been exploited in describing protein profiles, posttranslational modifications, protein turnover, protein complex and interactions, subcellular proteomes, single cell and single-cell type proteomes. 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 characterization. Despite recent advancements, more emphasis needs to be given to the protein sample preparation protocols, especially for very low-abundant, hydrophobic, and large molecular weight. Thus, the 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/proteoforms in spatial and temporal resolution and under different environmental conditions. Furthermore, post-translational modifications and protein–protein interactions provide deep 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 gain new insights into plant molecular responses to various biotic and abiotic stressors and the molecular bases of other processes. Proteomics focus is also related to translational purposes, including food traceability and allergen detection. In addition, bioinformatic techniques are needed for more confident identification, quantitation, data analysis, networking and multi-omics, especially with non-model, orphan, plants, including medicinal, meditational plants and forest tree species.
Prof. Dr. Sixue Chen
Prof. Dr. Setsuko Komatsu
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- plant proteomic research
- methods, techniques and protocols of plant proteomics
- applications of plant proteomics