[Bionews] UniProt Release Note 11.0

Raja Mazumder via bionews%40net.bio.net (by rm285 from georgetown.edu)
Mon Jun 4 13:09:26 EST 2007


Dear Bionet Readers,

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			UniProt Release 11 Note
				29-May-2007
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CONTENTS
1. Introduction
2. Database description
3. Current release contents
4. Description of changes made to UniProt since release 10.0
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 11 (29-May-2007). UniProt 
is updated bi-weekly, and can be accessed online for searches or 
download at http://www.uniprot.org.

2. DATABASE DESCRIPTION
The Universal Protein Resource (UniProt), a collaboration between the 
European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), the Swiss Institute of 
Bioinformatics (SIB), and the Protein Information Resource (PIR), is 
comprised of four databases, each optimized for different uses. The 
UniProt Knowledgebase (UniProtKB) is the central access point for 
extensively curated protein information, including function, 
classification and cross-references. The UniProt Reference Clusters 
(UniRef) combine closely related sequences into a single record to speed 
up sequence similarity searches. The UniProt Archive (UniParc) is a 
comprehensive repository of all protein sequences, consisting only of 
unique identifiers and
sequences. The UniProt Metagenomic and Environmental Sequences (UniMES) 
database is a repository specifically developed for metagenomic and 
environmental data. Additional information on UniProt is available at 
ftp://ftp.uniprot.org/pub/databases/uniprot/README and in the UniProt 
Knowledgebase user manual (http://expasy.org/sprot/userman.html).

3. CURRENT RELEASE CONTENTS
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UniProt Release 11
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Database -- Entries
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UniProtKB -- 4,646,608 (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot section: 269,293; 
UniProtKB/TrEMBL section: 4,377,315)
UniRef100 -- 4,628,722
UniRef90 -- 2,953,167
UniRef50 -- 1,496,064
UniParc -- 14,956,907
UniMES -- 6,028,191
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Detailed release statistics for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and 
UniProtKB/TrEMBL sections of the UniProt Knowledgebase can be viewed at 
http://www.expasy.org/sprot/relnotes/relstat.html and 
http://www.ebi.ac.uk/swissprot/sptr_stats/index.html, respectively.

4. DESCRIPTION OF CHANGES MADE TO UNIPROT SINCE RELEASE 10.0
UniProt Knowledgebase - To learn about the changes since the last major 
release 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 concerning the UniProt Knowledgebase are described 
in http://expasy.org/sprot/relnotes/sp_soon.html.

6. HOW TO LINK TO UNIPROT ENTRIES
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 
(http://www.uniprot.org/support/feedback.shtml). You can also subscribe 
to e-mail alerts (http://www.uniprot.org/support/alerts.shtml) for the 
latest information on UniProt databases.

Submit new sequence data, updates and corrections at 
http://www.uniprot.org/support/submissions.shtml

8. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
UniProt is mainly supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
grant 2 U01 HG02712-04. Additional support for the EBI's involvement in 
UniProt comes from the European Commission (EC)'s FELICS grant 
(021902RII3) and from the NIH grant 1R01HGO2273-01. UniProtKB/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 NIH grants and contracts HHSN266200400061C, 
NCI-caBIG, and 1R01GM080646-01, and the National Science Foundation 
(NSF) grant IIS-0430743.

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

10. CITATION
If you want to cite UniProt in a publication please use the following 
reference:
The UniProt Consortium. The Universal Protein Resource (UniProt). 
Nucleic Acids Res. 2007 Jan;35(Database issue):D193-7.

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 from ebi.ac.uk / swissprot from 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 from expasy.org
WWW server: http://www.expasy.org/

Protein Information Resource (PIR)
Georgetown University Medical Center
3300 Whitehaven Street NW
Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20007
United States of America
Telephone: (+1 202) 687 1039
Fax: (+1 202) 687 0057)
Electronic mail address: pirmail from georgetown.edu
WWW server: http://pir.georgetown.edu

Sincerely,

UniProt Help Desk

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