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By Christopher Walsh

The variety of protein isoforms in proteomes should be to 3 orders of value larger than the variety of genes within the genomes. this is often largely as a result of posttranslational changes of proteins that supply covalent adjustments to protein backbones and part chains that raise proteome complexities. more than five% of the genes within the human genome encode enzymes that practice such variations, together with countless numbers of protein kinases and opposing phosphatases, ubiquitinyl ligases, acetylases and deacetylases, methyl transferases and glycosyl transferases. the most important periods of posttranslational transformations (PTM) are codified in response to varieties of residues converted, underlying chemistry, PTM catalysts, and organic effects. this can be the 1st entire remedy of this burgeoning sector of proteome diversification.

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