Author(s): Bellew M, Coram M, Fitzgibbon M, Igra M, Randolph T,
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Abstract MOTIVATION: Comparing two or more complex protein mixtures using liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS) requires multiple analysis steps to locate and quantitate natural peptides within a single experiment and to align and normalize findings across multiple experiments. RESULTS: We describe msInspect, an open-source application comprising algorithms and visualization tools for the analysis of multiple LC-MS experimental measurements. The platform integrates novel algorithms for detecting signatures of natural peptides within a single LC-MS measurement and combines multiple experimental measurements into a peptide array, which may then be mined using analysis tools traditionally applied to genomic array analysis. The platform supports quantitation by both label-free and isotopic labeling approaches. The software implementation has been designed so that many key components may be easily replaced, making it useful as a workbench for integrating other novel algorithms developed by a growing research community. AVAILABILITY: The msInspect software is distributed freely under an Apache 2.0 license. The software as well as a Zip file with all peptide feature files and scripts needed to generate the tables and figures in this article are available at http://proteomics.fhcrc.org/.
This article was published in Bioinformatics
and referenced in Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics