Technologies and Challenges in Proteomic Analysis of Protein S-acylation
- *Corresponding Author:
- Wei Yang
Rm. 4009, Davis Research Bldg
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles
CA 90048, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 22, 2014; Accepted Date: August 15, 2014; Published Date: August 25, 2014
Citation: Zhou B, An M, Freeman MR, Yang W (2014) Technologies and Challenges in Proteomic Analysis of Protein S-acylation. J Proteomics Bioinform 7:256-263. doi: 10.4172/jpb.1000327
Copyright: © 2014 Zhou B, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Protein S-acylation (also called palmitoylation) is a pervasive post-translational modification that plays critical roles in regulating protein trafficking, localization, stability, activity, and complex formation. The past decade has witnessed tremendous advances in the study of protein S-acylation, largely owing to the development of novel S-acylproteomics technologies. In this review, we summarize current S-acylproteomics approaches, critically review published S-acylproteomics studies, and envision future directions for the burgeoning S-acylproteomics field. Emerging S-acylproteomics technologies promise to shed new light on this distinct post-translational modification and facilitate the discovery of new disease mechanisms, biomarkers, and therapeutic targets.