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Examples of common applications of immunoproteomics include:
- the isolation and mass spectrometric identification of MHC (major histocompatibility complex) binding peptides
- purification and identification of protein antigens binding specific antibodies (or other affinity reagents), and
- comparative immunoproteomics to identify proteins and pathways modulated by a specific infectious organism, disease or toxin.
An important aspect to proteomics in general is that mass spectrometry is the ultimate technique used for protein identification.
- Purcell, A. W.; J. J. Gorman (March 2004). "Immunoproteomics: Mass Spectrometry-based Methods to Study the Targets of the Immune Response". Molecular & Cellular Proteomics 3 (3): 193–208. doi:10.1074/mcp.R300013-MCP200. PMID 14718575. Retrieved 2006-11-21.
- Further reading on An Introduction to Protein Identification