The Proteoform

In correspondence to Nature Methods, Lloyd Smith, Neil Kelleher, and the Consortium for Top Down Proteomics suggest the term "proteoform" to describe all the shapes that a protein can assume. "Given the importance of capturing this protein variation in basic and translational research, and that technologies now exist to reveal it, we point out an ongoing problem in nomenclature regarding what to call it," they write.

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