Event Date/Time: Jan 10, 2006
End Date/Time: Jan 11, 2006
The plasma proteome is both the most useful and the most difficult version of the human proteome. It is certainly the most sampled proteome; proteins in plasma were studied even before we knew genes existed. However, this abundance can be viewed as a two edged sword. The most abundant source of proteins in the human body, plasma is also one of the easiest to collect, leading to its broad use in proteomics and the identification of hundreds of biological markers. Yet, newly discovered markers are obscured by the presence of these ubiquitous proteins - the ten most abundant proteins in plasma account for about 90% of the total proteome. As a core component of CHI's 5th Annual PepTalk event, Plasma Proteomics addresses the vast potential, current progress, and surmountable problems of developing markers from plasma.