The microbial communities colonized in the human gastrointestinal tract have a significant impact on human health and fitness. Gut metaproteomic studies of whole microbial communities provide insights into the phenotypes of microorganisms on the protein level, and we owe the rapidly increased progress to many technological advances in chromatography and mass spectrometry. It is widely known that in proteomic or metaproteomic research, the quality of sample preparation often determines the result of subsequent research. As complex as the sample is, additionally without PCR methods for amplification as nucleic acid research has, reliable and quantitative metaproteomic analysis is a tremendously challenging job, which makes a proper and efficient first step of sample handling undoubtedly critical.
Figure 1. An overview of metaproteomic analysis workflow (Petriz 2017)
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1. Petriz BA, Franco OL. Metaproteomics as a Complementary Approach to Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease. Frontiers in Chemistry. 2017, 5:4.
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