Collaborative annotation of genes and proteins between UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and dictyBase

P. Gaudet, L. Lane, P. Fey, A. Bridge, S. Poux, A. Auchincloss, K. Axelsen, S. Braconi Quintaje, E. Boutet, P. Brown, E. Coudert, R. S. Datta, W. C. De Lima, T. De Oliveira Lima, S. Duvaud, N. Farriol-Mathis, S. Ferro Rojas, M. Feuermann, A. Gateau, U. HinzC. Hulo, J. James, S. Jimenez, F. Jungo, G. Keller, P. Lemercier, D. Lieberherr, M. Moinat, A. Nikolskaya, I. Pedruzzi, C. Rivoire, B. Roechert, M. Schneider, E. Stanley, M. Tognolli, K. Sjölander, L. Bougueleret, R. L. Chisholm, A. Bairoch*

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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot, a curated protein database, and dictyBase, the Model Organism Database for Dictyostelium discoideum, have established a collaboration to improve data sharing. One of the major steps in this effort was the 'Dicty annotation marathon', a week-long exercise with 30 annotators aimed at achieving a major increase in the number of D. discoideum proteins represented in UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot. The marathon led to the annotation of over 1000 D. discoideum proteins in UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot. Concomitantly, there were a large number of updates in dictyBase concerning gene symbols, protein names and gene models. This exercise demonstrates how UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot can work in very close cooperation with model organism databases and how the annotation of proteins can be accelerated through those collaborations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2009

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