The life sciences owe a lot to green peas. And perhaps even to the bishop of St Thomas Abbey in Brno - now the Czech Republic. It was there, in the 1850s, that Gregor Johann Mendel decided to undertake studies on heredity...More.
Many of our cells are not...us... Besides the cells we produce, we carry around an awful lot of bacteria. In reality, 90 percent of the cells that make us up are bacterial, that is to say about one billion billion ...More.
Pain is part of an animal's life. It is there to tell us that something is wrong, and needs to be attended to. There is moral pain. And physical pain, the more definable of the two, which serves two purposes...More.
Life depends on exchange. To this end, and on the cellular level, molecules are continuously secreted for the purposes of signalling, strengthening, transporting, protecting...More.
Future Changes to UniProt Accession Format
In the coming months UniProt will extend the length of future accession identifiers to 10 characters. Details here.
UniProt Knowledgebase release 2013_11
Release notes541,762 entries in UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot...More. 48,180,424 entries in UniProtKB/TrEMBL ...More
Protein Spotlight: a gait on the wildside
Never take a walk for granted. Putting one leg in front of the other is not a simple affair. To most of us, it seems so easy....More.
UniProtKB: Removal of the cross-references to IPI
UniProt has announced that cross-references to IPI will be removed from UniProtKB records by the beginning of 2014. Please have a look at the announcement for more details.
UniProt Knowledgebase release 2013_10
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Release of 16-Oct-2013 contains 541,561 sequence entries...More. UniProtKB/TrEMBL Release of 16-Oct-2013 contains 44,746,523 sequence entries...More
Protein Spotlight: about water
There is no life without water. However, living beings can only go through life with given amounts of water inside them. Which is why there has to be a system that sustains this balance...More.
Protein Spotlight: the geometry of intelligence
All vertebrates have a skull. In which is lodged - and protected - one of the most important and complex biological tissues that exists, i.e. the brain tissue...More.
UniProt Knowledgebase release 2013_09
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Release of 18-Sep-2013 contains 540,958 sequence entries...More. UniProtKB/TrEMBL Release of 18-Sep-2013 contains 42,821,879 sequence entries...More
New Selectome release (v06)
Complete overview of positive selection in Primates & in Glires, as well as for >15k Vertebrate gene trees. Improved filtering pipeline removing false positive sites in alignments. Selectome
Protein Spotlight: the root of the problem
There is not one living being on earth that doesn't need to eat. And we all go about it in the most ingenious ways. Humans go hunting in supermarkets. Dogs wait for food to appear in their bowls...More.
UniProt Knowledgebase release 2013_08
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Release of 24-Jul-2013 contains 540,732 sequence entries...More. UniProtKB/TrEMBL Release of 24-Jul-2013 contains 41,451,118 sequence entries...More
Protein Spotlight: the intricacy of a smell
We all need a nose. Inside this part of an animal's body lie millions of olfactory receptors awaiting smells that they will send on to the brain. In turn, our brain will say whether the smell is good, or bad...More.