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Pronunciation: pro-te-om'iks

Definition: The identification and study of the proteins of a cell, tissue, or organism to determine their three-dimensional structure and to map their interactive networks to discover their function and the structure of drugs with the potential to interact in a therapeutic way with disease-associated proteins; goal is not only formulation of new drugs but also diagnostics and determining the presence of or absence of specific proteins associated with a disease or health.

See Also: proteome, proteome image

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