Proteomics: Applications in Livestock

  • Birbal SinghEmail author
  • Gorakh Mal
  • Sanjeev K. Gautam
  • Manishi Mukesh


“Proteomics” is the large-scale study of proteins, particularly their composition, structure, function, and interactions with each other, and directing the activities of a cell. Techniques, such as 2D gel electrophoresis, MALDI-TOF/MS, X-ray crystallography, NMR, protein microarrays, two-hybrid screening, and western blotting are used in proteomic analysis. The goal of proteomics is to identify new and potentially unexpected changes in protein expression, interaction, or modifications. Generation of large proteomic datasets is expected to demonstrate the interdependence of cellular processes important for normal cell growth or a cell’s response to abnormal or disease conditions. Proteomic approach enables an investigator to step back and view the whole picture of cellular functions instead of one particular action of one protein. The scope of proteomics in livestock is broad and includes the characterization and monitoring of changes that take place during the growth, development, and other physiological processes.
  • Highlights

  • Proteomics depicts the whole picture of cellular functions

  • Proteomics applications in livestock system are diverse and highly useful.


Proteomics Biomarkers Farm animals Aquaculture Animal health Disease detection Livestock product quality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Birbal Singh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gorakh Mal
    • 1
  • Sanjeev K. Gautam
    • 2
  • Manishi Mukesh
    • 3
  1. 1.ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Regional StationPalampurIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiotechnologyKurukshetra UniversityKurukshetraIndia
  3. 3.Department of Animal BiotechnologyICAR-National Bureau of Animal Genetic ResourcesKarnalIndia

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