Installation and use of LabKey Server for proteomics

Curr Protoc Bioinformatics. 2011 Dec:Chapter 13:13.5.1-13.5.25. doi: 10.1002/0471250953.bi1305s36.


LabKey Server (formerly CPAS, the Computational Proteomics Analysis System) provides a Web-based platform for mining data from liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) proteomic experiments. This open source platform supports systematic proteomic analyses and secure data management, integration, and sharing. LabKey Server incorporates several tools currently used in proteomic analysis, including the X! Tandem search engine, the ProteoWizard toolkit, and the PeptideProphet and ProteinProphet data mining tools. These tools and others are integrated into LabKey Server, which provides an extensible architecture for developing high-throughput biological applications. The LabKey Server analysis pipeline acts on data in standardized file formats, so that researchers may use LabKey Server with other search engines, including Mascot or SEQUEST, that follow a standardized format for reporting search engine results. Supported builds of LabKey Server are freely available at Documentation and source code are available under the Apache License 2.0 at

MeSH terms

  • Chromatography, Liquid / methods
  • Data Mining
  • Databases, Protein
  • Mass Spectrometry / methods
  • Proteomics / instrumentation
  • Proteomics / methods*
  • Software*