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Song J.,The Shenzhen Proteome Engineering Laboratory | Sun R.,The Shenzhen Proteome Engineering Laboratory | Li D.,Hunan Agricultural University | Tan F.,The Shenzhen Proteome Engineering Laboratory | And 6 more authors.
PLoS ONE | Year: 2012

Background: Shotgun proteomics data analysis usually relies on database search. Because commonly employed protein sequence databases of most species do not contain sufficient protein information, the application of shotgun proteomics to the research of protein sequence profile remains a big challenge, especially to the species whose genome has not been sequenced yet. Methodology/Principal Findings: In this paper, we present a workflow with integrated database to partly address this problem. First, we downloaded the homologous species database. Next, we identified the transcriptome of the sample, created a protein sequence database based on the transcriptome data, and integtrated it with homologous species database. Lastly, we developed a workflow for identifying peptides simultaneously from shotgun proteomics data. Conclusions/Significance: We used datasets from orange leaves samples to demonstrate our workflow. The results showed that the integrated database had great advantage on orange shotgun proteomics data analysis compared to the homologous species database, an 18.5% increase in number of proteins identification. © 2012 Song et al.

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