In a primer, Edward Marcotte from the University of Texas walks readers through the basics of shotgun proteomics. After describing how to break up proteins into smaller pieces and how to run spectra through different databases, he says that "one area in which shotgun proteomics shows particular promise is the large-scale identification of post-translational modifications of proteins."

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