Human liver proteome project: plan, progress, and perspectives

Mol Cell Proteomics. 2005 Dec;4(12):1841-8. doi: 10.1074/mcp.R500013-MCP200. Epub 2005 Aug 23.


The Human Liver Proteome Project is the first initiative of the human proteome project for human organs/tissues and aims at writing a modern Prometheus myth. Its global scientific objectives are to reveal the "solar system" of the human liver proteome, expression profiles, modification profiles, a protein linkage (protein-protein interaction) map, and a proteome localization map, and to define an ORFeome, physiome, and pathome. Since it was first proposed in April 2002, the Human Liver Proteome Project has attracted more than 100 laboratories from all over the world. In the ensuing 3 years, we set up a management infrastructure, identified reference laboratories, confirmed standard operating procedures, initiated international research collaborations, and finally achieved the first set of expression profile data.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Liver / physiology*
  • Liver Diseases / genetics*
  • Models, Biological
  • Mythology
  • Proteome / genetics*


  • Proteome