Recent advances in mass-spectrometry based proteomics software, tools and databases

Halder, Ankit, et al. “Recent Advances in Mass-Spectrometry Based Proteomics Software, Tools and Databases.” Drug Discovery Today: Technologies, Elsevier BV, July 2021. Crossref, doi:10.1016/j.ddtec.2021.06.007.


The field of proteomics immensely depends on data generation and data analysis which are thoroughly supported by software and databases. There has been a massive advancement in mass spectrometry-based proteomics over the last 10 years which has compelled the scientific community to upgrade or develop algorithms, tools, and repository databases in the field of proteomics. Several standalone software, and comprehensive databases have aided the establishment of integrated omics pipeline and meta-analysis workflow which has contributed to understand the disease pathobiology, biomarker discovery and predicting new therapeutic modalities. For shotgun proteomics where Data Dependent Acquisition is performed, several user-friendly software are developed that can analyse the pre-processed data to provide mechanistic insights of the disease. Likewise, in Data Independent Acquisition, pipelines are emerged which can accomplish the task from building the spectral library to identify the therapeutic targets. Furthermore, in the age of big data analysis the implications of machine learning and cloud computing are appending robustness, rapidness and in-depth proteomics data analysis. The current review talks about the recent advancement, and development of software, tools, and database in the field of mass-spectrometry based proteomics.