Over the past few years, research tools have been developed to monitor the multistep protein aggregation process in live cells, a process that has been associated with a growing number of human diseases. Herein, we describe recent advances in methods that can either survey the distribution of aggregation at the level of the cellular proteome using mass spectroscopy or discern the multistep aggregation process of specific proteins of interest via fluorescence signals. Future development and application of such technologies are expected to provide insights on mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases rooted in protein aggregation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Analytical Chemistry