Hatos, András and Hajdu-Soltész, Borbála and Monzon, Alexander M and Palopoli, Nicolas and Álvarez, Lucía and Horváth, Tamás and Murvai, Nikoletta and Pancsa, Rita and Schád, Éva and Szabó, Beáta and Tantos, Ágnes and Tompa, Péter (2019) DisProt. NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH. ISSN 0305-1048


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The Database of Protein Disorder (DisProt, URL: provides manually curated annotations of intrinsically disordered proteins from the literature. Here we report recent developments with DisProt (version 8), including the doubling of protein entries, a new disorder ontology, improvements of the annotation format and a completely new website. The website includes a redesigned graphical interface, a better search engine, a clearer API for programmatic access and a new annotation interface that integrates text mining technologies. The new entry format provides a greater flexibility, simplifies maintenance and allows the capture of more information from the literature. The new disorder ontology has been formalized and made interoperable by adopting the OWL format, as well as its structure and term definitions have been improved. The new annotation interface has made the curation process faster and more effective. We recently showed that new DisProt annotations can be effectively used to train and validate disorder predictors. We believe the growth of DisProt will accelerate, contributing to the improvement of function and disorder predictors and therefore to illuminate the 'dark' proteome.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QH Natural history / természetrajz > QH301 Biology / biológia
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2019 15:10
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2019 15:10

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