• Question: What is the complete structure and function of the proteome?

    Asked by n3rdy to Gopal, Becky on 28 Jun 2013.
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      Rebecca Cook answered on 28 Jun 2013:

      The proteome describes all the protein being produced by a cell, this is different for different cells, conditions and stages of development. Proteins carry out all the vital processes within the cell, they are needed to catalyse the reactions, transport in nutrients and out waste, antibodies are made from protein, protein control what other proteins are produced, provide the cell structure. And many many more things.

      Proteins have different structures that allow them to carry out the particular job they need to, it get more complicated as some protein can carry out multiple jobs so have very complex structures.