Neuroproteomics

Burchmore, R.J.S. (2010) Neuroproteomics. Expert Review of Proteomics, 7(3), pp. 331-332. (doi:10.1586/epr.10.17)

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Abstract

Neuroscience is a broad research area, which traditionally has roots in anatomy and biology but which extends into areas as diverse as computer science and philosophy. Since the brain was first implicated as the seat of consciousness, scientists have sought to understand brain function and dysfunction. The complex anatomy of the nervous system has been studied in detail and the role of specific structures has been implicated in many processes and pathologies. However the mechanisms by which the nervous system functions to process information are rather poorly understood. As populations age, the impact of neurological abnormality or malfunction becomes ever more significant and the impetus to understand the brain is heightened. Proteomics has a clear potential to contribute to our understanding of the molecular mechanisms that underpin brain function. 'Neuroproteomics', edited by Oscar Alzate, encapsulates some of the key areas in which proteomic technologies are making an impact in neuroscience.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Burchmore, Dr Richard
Authors: Burchmore, R.J.S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Expert Review of Proteomics
ISSN:1478-9450
ISSN (Online):1744-8387

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