The whole set of functioal entities in in a cell, tissue, organ, organisms and species.
They are usually used in the context of enzyme functions. Now, the meaning is getting broader towards other aspects of biological functions. Functome is the next step of metabolome and regulome. It represents biological functions rather than chemical of cells. So, a whole metabolic pathway can be an example of a functomic entity. Mapping functome leads to gene ontology and the understanding of biological entities.
- Human Functomics| FBA: flux balance analysis | Metabolic Engineering
Technology for Proteome
- DNA chip | Microarray | Mass spectrometry | 2D gel | Protein Engineering
- GO | PIR | Swissprot | Pfam
- Bionformatics Journal Oxford Univ. Press.