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The mission of UniProt is to provide the scientific community with a comprehensive, high-quality and freely accessible resource of protein sequence and functional information.


  • Forthcoming changes
    Planned changes for UniProt

  • UniProt release 2016_11
    From mouth to gut, a new mechanism for fimbriae assembly | Change of URIs for Ensembl and Ensembl Genomes

  • UniProt release 2016_10
    N-acyl amino acids: a new treatment for obesity? | Cross-references to DisGeNET and OpenTargets | Change of the cross-references to Phos...

  • UniProt release 2016_09
    Ki-67: the great leap from simple marker to functional actor | Change of RDF representation of the cross-references to family and domain...

  • UniProt release 2016_08
    Butterfly fashion: all they need is cortex | Cross-references to CDD | Change of the cross-references to VectorBase and WormBase | Pepti...

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Protein spotlight

tenacious memory

We need to remember. Yet there are things we would like to forget. They just hang on in there regardless of feeling and time. What is it that keeps a memory alive inside us? What is it that makes a sort of indelible imprint on our brain while other memories slip away? We probably imagine memory as something with a fuzzy border that is impossible to grasp - a little like a piece of cloud…