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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 2015_08
    Pseudo-allergy, real progress | Programmatic access to UniProt with | Addition of human variants from COSMIC on the U...

  • UniProt release 2015_07
    Coding-non-coding RNAs: a game of hide-and-seek | Cross-references to ESTHER and Genevisible | Removal of the cross-references to Geneve...

  • UniProt release 2015_06
    POLQ, a new target for cancer therapy?

  • UniProt release 2015_05
    A never-ending race between evolution and genomic integrity | Removal of IPI species proteome data sets from FTP site | UniProtKB XSD ch...

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Protein spotlight

approaching happiness

We all know what happiness is. At least we know what it feels like to be happy. But the moment you begin to define it, things become complex. And trying to measure a feeling as ungraspable as happiness seems as far-fetched as weighing a poem. Yet understanding what sculpts high spirits is essential; as essential as understanding feelings at the other end of the scale - such as depression for instance…