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SWISS-PROT: connecting biomolecular knowledge via a protein database

Published inCurrent issues in molecular biology, vol. 3, no. 3, p. 47-55
Publication date2001
Abstract

With the explosive growth of biological data, the development of new means of data storage was needed. More and more often biological information is no longer published in the conventional way via a publication in a scientific journal, but only deposited into a database. In the last two decades these databases have become essential tools for researchers in biological sciences. Biological databases can be classified according to the type of information they contain. There are basically three types of sequence-related databases (nucleic acid sequences, protein sequences and protein tertiary structures) as well as various specialized data collections. It is important to provide the users of biomolecular databases with a degree of integration between these databases as by nature all of these databases are connected in a scientific sense and each one of them is an important piece to biological complexity. In this review we will highlight our effort in connecting biological information as demonstrated in the SWISS-PROT protein database.

Keywords
  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Databases, Protein
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Protein Structure, Tertiary
Citation (ISO format)
GASTEIGER, Elisabeth, JUNG, Eva, BAIROCH, Amos Marc. SWISS-PROT: connecting biomolecular knowledge via a protein database. In: Current issues in molecular biology, 2001, vol. 3, n° 3, p. 47–55.
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