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Curr Opin Chem Biol. 2004 Feb;8(1):76-80.

Protein sequence databases.

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The EMBL Outstation-The European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SD, UK. apweiler@ebi.ac.uk

Abstract

A variety of protein sequence databases exist, ranging from simple sequence repositories, which store data with little or no manual intervention in the creation of the records, to expertly curated universal databases that cover all species and in which the original sequence data are enhanced by the manual addition of further information in each sequence record. As the focus of researchers moves from the genome to the proteins encoded by it, these databases will play an even more important role as central comprehensive resources of protein information. Several the leading protein sequence databases are discussed here, with special emphasis on the databases now provided by the Universal Protein Knowledgebase (UniProt) consortium.

PMID:
15036160
DOI:
10.1016/j.cbpa.2003.12.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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