Protein Spotlight: life's boundaries
There is only one way of propagating the species, and that is by mating. However, for many animals, mating usually implies hordes of sperm all fighting to get their nucleus into one egg... More.
UniProt Knowledgebase release 2012_08
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Release of 05-Sep-2012 contains 537,505 sequence entries...More.
UniProtKB/TrEMBL Release of 05-Sep-2012 contains 23,994,583 sequence entries...More
Release 11 of the Bgee database
- Affymetrix dataset updated (duplicated-free, high quality chips, new quality controls)
- Human developmental ontology updated
- Reannotation of all human Affymetrix
- Drosophila in situ updated
Protein Spotlight: the poison in pain
Pain is a persuasive way of keeping the enemy at bay. Hosts of living beings make use of it, both in the animal and the plant world. Many of us have experienced the sting of a nettle, or indeed a wasp, a cat's scratch...More.
Tutorials and workshops at ECCB'12
The 12th European Conf. on Comp. Biology (ECCB'12) will take place on Sept 9-12 in Basel, Switzerland and it includes workshops and tutorials some of which are most relevant to biologists who wish to learn about bioinformatics and comp. biology. Register at: ECCB
UniProt Knowledgebase release 2012_07
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Release of 11-Jul-2012 contains 536,789 sequence entries...More.
UniProtKB/TrEMBL Release of 11-Jul-2012 contains 23,165,610 sequence entries...More
Protein Spotlight: on the other side
We all need sleep. Yet sleep spells 'off our guards' and, from a purely biological point of view, it is not a wise move. In the land of Nod, an organism is vulnerable and an easy prey for predator. More.
ExPASy paper in NAR Web Server issue
ExPASy: SIB bioinformatics resource portal P. Artimo et al. (SIB Web Team), Nucleic Acids Research 2012; doi: 10.1093/nar/gks400
UniProt Knowledgebase release 2012_06
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Release of 13-Jun-2012 contains 536,489 sequence entries...More.
UniProtKB/TrEMBL Release of 13-Jun-2012 contains 22,660,469 sequence entries...More
Protein Spotlight: on sex, drugs and satisfaction
Pleasure is not a human invention. Experiences that arouse a feeling of contentment are as old as life. They have, in fact, kept life going. More.
UniProt Knowledgebase release 2012_05
UniProtKB/SwissProt Release of 16-May-2012 contains 536,029 sequence entries...More.
UniProtKB/TrEMBL Release of 16-May-2012 contains 22,128,511 sequence entries...More
Protein Spotlight: kiss of life
We all take Spring for granted. The moment the first bouts of warmth hit the air, we fully expect to see the lawn duly mottled with daisies, leaves pushing their way into the nascent season and flowers blossoming ... More.
UniProt Knowledgebase release 2012_04
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Release of 18-Apr-2012 contains 535,698 sequence entries...More.
UniProtKB/TrEMBL Release of 18-Apr-2012 contains 21,552,793 sequence entries...More.
ExPASy Update
ExPASy's query feature has been improved as well as minor visual improvements and technical changes have been done. For further details, please refer to the page What's new? (Updates and new releases).
UniProt Knowledgebase release 2012_03
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Release of 21-Mar-2012 contains 535,248 sequence entries...More.
UniProtKB/TrEMBL Release of 21-Mar-2012 contains 20,639,311 sequence entries...More
Protein Spotlight: the ends of our fingers
Fingertips are hugely sensitive. And, besides the fairly recent mobile phones that rely on them entirely, we put their sensitivity to use constantly. They are able to grasp subtle differences...More.
UniProt Knowledgebase release 2012_02
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Release of 22-Feb-2012 contains 534,695 sequence entries...More.
UniProtKB/TrEMBL Release of 22-Feb-2012 contains 20,127,441 sequence entries....More
Protein Spotlight: get a grip
Someone once told me that they had spread grease all over the drainpipe that crawled up the front of their house, to prevent cats from climbing up it. It's a very simple and pretty harmless way of keeping the enemy away...More.
UniProt Knowledgebase release 2012_01
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Release of 25-Jan-2012 contains 534,242 sequence entries...More.
UniProtKB/TrEMBL Release of 25-Jan-2012 contains 19,434,245 sequence entries...More.
Protein Spotlight: zips, necklaces & mobiles
I would hate to leave the house without the odd necklace hanging round my neck. But I happen to be fortunate. Millions of other people are not...More.
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