Submitted to: American Dairy Science Association Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: May 28, 2008
Publication Date: July 7, 2008
Citation: Lippolis, J.D., Reinhardt, T.A. 2008. The promise of proteomics in animal science [abstract]. 2008 Joint Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association/American Society of Animal Science, July 7-11, 2008, Indianapolis, Indiana. 2008 CD-ROM.
Proteomics hold significant promise as a method for advancing animal science research. The use of this technology in animal science is still in its infancy. The ability of proteomics to simultaneously identify and quantify potentially thousands of proteins is unparalleled. In this review, we will discuss the current state of proteomic technology and cover basic principles of its experimental design. In addition, challenges and limitations of proteomics will be considered, stressing those that are unique to animal sciences. The current proteomic research in animal sciences will be discussed and the potential uses for this technology will be highlighted.