Identifying the proteome: software tools

Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2000 Aug;11(4):391-5. doi: 10.1016/s0958-1669(00)00115-4.


The interest in proteomics has recently increased dramatically and proteomic methods are now applied to many problems in cell biology. The method of choice in proteomics for identifying and characterizing proteins is mass spectrometry combined with database searching. Software tools have been improved to increase the sensitivity of protein identification and methods for evaluating the search results have been incorporated

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Factual
  • Peptide Mapping / methods
  • Proteins / analysis*
  • Software*


  • Proteins