pro·​te·​ome | \ ˈprō-tē-ˌōm How to pronounce proteome (audio) \

Definition of proteome

: the complement of proteins expressed in a cell, tissue, or organism by a genome

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In 2012, Keith Dunker of Indiana University and his colleagues looked for these telltale stretches of amino acids in databases of eukaryotic and prokaryotic proteomes. Quanta Magazine, "How Viruses May Have Led to Complex Life," 24 Jan. 2017 Instead of identifying them one protein at a time, as has classically been done, Cravatt develops rules that apply to wide swathes of the universe of proteins, or the proteome. Bradley J. Fikes,, "Scripps' Ben Cravatt elected to National Academy of Medicine," 16 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of proteome

1995, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for proteome

prote- + -ome (as in genome)

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pro·​te·​ome | \ ˈprōt-ē-ˌōm How to pronounce proteome (audio) \

Medical Definition of proteome

: the complement of proteins expressed in a cell, tissue, or organism by a genome

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