A Guide to Mass Spectrometry-Based Quantitative Proteomics

Smith, B.J., Martins-de-Souza, D., & Fioramonte, M. A Guide to Mass Spectrometry-Based Quantitative Proteomics.. Methods in Molecular Biology. 1916, 3-39. 1/1/2019.

Proteomics has become an attractive science in the postgenomic era, given its capacity to identify up to thousands of molecules in a single, complex sample and quantify them in an absolute and/or relative manner. The use of these techniques enables understanding of cellular and molecular mechanisms of diseases and other biological conditions, as well as identification and screening of protein biomarkers. Here we provide a straightforward, up-to-date compilation and comparison of the main quantitation techniques used in comparative proteomics such as in vitro and in vivo stable isotope labeling and label-free techniques. Additionally, this chapter includes common methods for data acquisition in proteomics and some appropriate methods for data processing. This compilation can serve as a reference for scientists who are new to, or already familiar with, quantitative proteomics.