[Bionews] UniProt Release 6.0 Note

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                               UniProt Release 6.0 Note

                                      13-Sep-2005

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CONTENTS

1. Introduction

2. Database description

3. Current release contents

4. Description of changes made to UniProt since release 5.0

5. Forthcoming changes

6. How to link to UniProt

7. Feedback

8. Acknowledgements

9. Terms of use

10. Citation

11. Contact

1. INTRODUCTION
The UniProt Consortium--European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Swiss 
Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) and Protein Information Resource 
(PIR)--is pleased to announce UniProt Release 6.0 (13-Sep-2005). UniProt 
is updated bi-weekly, and can be accessed online for searches or 
download at http://www.uniprot.org.

2. DATABASE DESCRIPTION
UniProt is a centralized resource for protein sequences and functional 
information. UniProt was created by joining together the information 
from Swiss-Prot, TrEMBL and PIR. UniProt is comprised of three 
components, each optimized for different uses: a) UniProt Knowledgebase 
(UniProtKB), b) UniProt Non-redundant Reference databases (UniRef), and 
c) UniProt Archive (UniParc). Additional information on UniProt is 
available at http://www.uniprot.org/database/DBDescription.shtml and in 
the UniProt Knowledgebase user manual 
(http://expasy.org/sprot/userman.html).

3. CURRENT RELEASE CONTENTS

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UniProt Release 6.0

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Database -- Entries

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UniProtKB -- 2,299,834 (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot section: 194,317; UniProtKB/TrEMBL section: 2,105,517)

UniRef100 -- 2,939,066

UniRef90 -- 1,730,689

UniRef50 -- 907,983

UniParc -- 5,025,587

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Detailed release statistics for UniProtKB/TrEMBL and UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot sections of the UniProt Knowledgebase can be viewed at http://www.ebi.ac.uk/swissprot/sptr_stats/index.html and http://www.expasy.org/sprot/relnotes/relstat.html, respectively.

 

4. DESCRIPTION OF CHANGES MADE TO UNIPROT SINCE RELEASE 5.0
UniProt Knowledgebase - Please read the UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and 
UniProtKB/TrEMBL release notes (http://expasy.org/sprot/relnotes/) and 
the recent changes document (http://expasy.org/sprot/relnotes/sp_news.html).

5. FORTHCOMING CHANGES
Forthcoming changes are described in 
http://expasy.org/sprot/relnotes/sp_soon.html.

6. HOW TO LINK TO UNIPROT ENTRIES
A detailed description of how to link to UniProt entries can be found at 
http://www.uniprot.org/support/docs/linkUniProt.html

7. FEEDBACK
We are constantly trying to improve our database in terms of accuracy 
and representation and hence consider your feedback extremely valuable. 
Please contact us if you have any questions 
(http://www.uniprot.org/support/helpdesk.shtml) or comments 
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Submit new sequence data, updates and corrections at 
http://www.uniprot.org/support/submissions.shtml

8. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
UniProt is supported mainly by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
grant U01 HG02712. Minor support for the EBI’s involvement in UniProt 
comes from the European Union contracts BioBabel (QLRT-2000-00981) and 
TEMBLOR (QLRI-2001-00015) and from the NIH grant R01 HGO2273. Swiss-Prot 
activities at the SIB are supported by the Swiss Federal Government 
through the Federal Office of Education and Science. PIR activities are 
also supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) grants 
DBI-0138188 and ITR-0205470.

9. TERMS OF USE
UniProt is available for both commercial and non-commercial use. Please 
see http://www.uniprot.org/terms.shtml for details.

10. CITATION

If you want to cite UniProt in a publication please use the following 
reference:

Bairoch A., Apweiler R., Wu C.H., Barker W.C., Boeckmann B., Ferro S., 
Gasteiger

E., Huang H., Lopez R., Magrane M., Martin M.J., Natale D.A., O'Donovan C.,

Redaschi N., Yeh L.S. (2005) The Universal Protein Resource (UniProt). 
Nucleic

Acids Research 33:D154-D159 (2005).

11. CONTACT

EMBL Outstation

European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI)

Wellcome Trust Genome Campus

Hinxton

Cambridge CB10 1SD

United Kingdom

Telephone: (+44 1223) 494 444

Fax: (+44 1223) 494 468

Electronic mail address: datalib at ebi.ac.uk / swissprot at ebi.ac.uk

WWW server: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/

Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB)

Centre Medical Universitaire

1, rue Michel Servet

1211 Geneva 4

Switzerland

Telephone: (+41 22) 702 50 50

Fax: (+41 22) 702 58 58

Electronic mail address: swiss-prot at expasy.org

WWW server: http://www.expasy.org/

Protein Information Resource (PIR)

Georgetown University Medical Center

3900 Reservoir Road, NW

Box 571455

Washington, DC 20057-1455

United States of America

Telephone: (+1 202) 687 1039

Fax: (+1 202) 687 0057)

Electronic mail address: pirmail at georgetown.edu

WWW server: http://pir.georgetown.edu


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