DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.specL    

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specL - Prepare Peptide Spectrum Matches for Use in Targeted Proteomics

Bioconductor version: 3.9

provides a function for generating spectra libraries which can be used for MRM SRM MS workflows in proteomics. The package provides a BiblioSpec reader, a function which can add the protein information using a FASTA formatted amino acid file, and an export method for using the created library in the Spectronaut software.

Author: Christian Panse [aut, cre] , Jonas Grossmann [aut] , Christian Trachsel [aut], Witold E. Wolski [ctb]

Maintainer: Christian Panse <cp at fgcz.ethz.ch>

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biocViews MassSpectrometry, Proteomics, Software
Version 1.18.1
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.0 (R-3.1) (5 years)
License GPL-3
Depends R (>= 3.6), DBI (>= 0.5), methods (>= 3.3), protViz (>= 0.4), RSQLite (>= 1.1), seqinr (>= 3.3)
Suggests BiocGenerics, BiocStyle(>= 2.2), knitr (>= 1.15), rmarkdown, RUnit (>= 0.4)
URL http://bioconductor.org/packages/specL/
BugReports https://github.com/fgcz/specL/issues
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