Can proteomics help to shape the future of human assisted conception?
MG Katz-Jaffe, DK Gardner
REPRODUCTIVE BIOMEDICINE ONLINE | REPRODUCTIVE HEALTHCARE LTD | Published : 2008
Proteomics describes the changes in all proteins expressed and translated from a single genome. At present little is known regarding either the genome or proteome of human gametes or the preimplantation embryo. The unravelling of this information is fundamental to understanding the complexity of reproductive physiology, including the dialogue between the developing embryo and its maternal environment. To date, a lack of sensitivity has been the main reason behind the inability to introduce proteomics technology into assisted reproduction techniques. Proteomics alone involves several sophisticated techniques including imaging, mass spectrometry and bioinformatics to identify, quantify and cha..View full abstract