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CPTAC Data Portal Overview

The Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) analyzes cancer biospecimens by mass spectrometry, characterizing and quantifying their constituent proteins, or proteome. Mass spectrometry enables highly specific identification of proteins and proteoforms, accurate relative quantitation of protein abundance in contrasting biospecimens, and the localization of post-translational protein modifications, such as phosphorylation, on a protein’s sequence.

The CPTAC Data Portal is the centralized repository for the dissemination of proteomic data collected by the Proteome Characterization Centers (PCCs) for the CPTAC program. The portal also hosts analyses of the mass spectrometry data (mapping of spectra to peptide sequences and protein identification) from the PCCs and from a CPTAC-sponsored common data analysis pipeline (CDAP). All data is freely available to the public, subject to the data use guidelines. Reference mass spectral peptide libraries resulting from these studies may be downloaded freely from

Data release and publications:
May 2016
Proteogenomics Connects Somatic Mutations to Signalling in Breast Cancer. Mertins P, Mani DR, Ruggles KV, Gillette MA, Clauser KR, Wang P et al., Nature (2016) doi:10.1038/nature18003 Published online 25 May 2016.

Ion mobility separation study of WHIM16 subtype P6 genomically characterized breast-cancer-derived xenograft samples.

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