- DisProt 7.0: a major update of the database of disordered proteins. [PMID: 27899601]
Damiano Piovesan, Francesco Tabaro, Ivan Mičetić, Marco Necci, Federica Quaglia, Christopher J Oldfield, Maria Cristina Aspromonte, Norman E Davey, Radoslav Davidović, Zsuzsanna Dosztányi, Arne Elofsson, Alessandra Gasparini, András Hatos, Andrey V Kajava, Lajos Kalmar, Emanuela Leonardi, Tamas Lazar, Sandra Macedo-Ribeiro, Mauricio Macossay-Castillo, Attila Meszaros, Giovanni Minervini, Nikoletta Murvai, Jordi Pujols, Daniel B Roche, Edoardo Salladini, Eva Schad, Antoine Schramm, Beata Szabo, Agnes Tantos, Fiorella Tonello, Konstantinos D Tsirigos, Nevena Veljković, Salvador Ventura, Wim Vranken, Per Warholm, Vladimir N Uversky, A Keith Dunker, Sonia Longhi, Peter Tompa, Silvio C E Tosatto
Nucleic acids research 2017:45(D1)
2 Citations (Google Scholar as of 2017-02-14)
Abstract: The Database of Protein Disorder (DisProt, URL: www.disprot.org) has been significantly updated and upgraded since its last major renewal in 2007. The current release holds information on more than 800 entries of IDPs/IDRs, i.e. intrinsically disordered proteins or regions that exist and function without a well-defined three-dimensional structure. We have re-curated previous entries to purge DisProt from conflicting cases, and also upgraded the functional classification scheme to reflect continuous advance in the field in the past 10 years or so. We define IDPs as proteins that are disordered along their entire sequence, i.e. entirely lack structural elements, and IDRs as regions that are at least five consecutive residues without well-defined structure. We base our assessment of disorder strictly on experimental evidence, such as X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance (primary techniques) and a broad range of other experimental approaches (secondary techniques). Confident and ambiguous annotations are highlighted separately. DisProt 7.0 presents classified knowledge regarding the experimental characterization and functional annotations of IDPs/IDRs, and is intended to provide an invaluable resource for the research community for a better understanding structural disorder and for developing better computational tools for studying disordered proteins. © The Author(s) 2016. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Nucleic Acids Research.
- DisProt: the Database of Disordered Proteins. [PMID: 17145717]
Megan Sickmeier, Justin A Hamilton, Tanguy LeGall, Vladimir Vacic, Marc S Cortese, Agnes Tantos, Beata Szabo, Peter Tompa, Jake Chen, Vladimir N Uversky, Zoran Obradovic, A Keith Dunker
Nucleic acids research 2007:35(Database issue)
625 Citations (Google Scholar as of 2017-02-14)
Abstract: The Database of Protein Disorder (DisProt) links structure and function information for intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs). Intrinsically disordered proteins do not form a fixed three-dimensional structure under physiological conditions, either in their entireties or in segments or regions. We define IDP as a protein that contains at least one experimentally determined disordered region. Although lacking fixed structure, IDPs and regions carry out important biological functions, being typically involved in regulation, signaling and control. Such functions can involve high-specificity low-affinity interactions, the multiple binding of one protein to many partners and the multiple binding of many proteins to one partner. These three features are all enabled and enhanced by protein intrinsic disorder. One of the major hindrances in the study of IDPs has been the lack of organized information. DisProt was developed to enable IDP research by collecting and organizing knowledge regarding the experimental characterization and the functional associations of IDPs. In addition to being a unique source of biological information, DisProt opens doors for a plethora of bioinformatics studies. DisProt is openly available at http://www.disprot.org.
- DisProt: a database of protein disorder. [PMID: 15310560]
Slobodan Vucetic, Zoran Obradovic, Vladimir Vacic, Predrag Radivojac, Kang Peng, Lilia M Iakoucheva, Marc S Cortese, J David Lawson, Celeste J Brown, Jason G Sikes, Crystal D Newton, A Keith Dunker
Bioinformatics (Oxford, England) 2005:21(1)
211 Citations (Google Scholar as of 2017-02-14)
Abstract: The Database of Protein Disorder (DisProt) is a curated database that provides structure and function information about proteins that lack a fixed three-dimensional (3D) structure under putatively native conditions, either in their entirety or in part. Starting from the central premise that intrinsic disorder is an important structural class of protein and in order to meet the increasing interest thereof, DisProt is aimed at becoming a central repository of disorder-related information. For each disordered protein, the database includes the name of the protein, various aliases, accession codes, amino acid sequence, location of the disordered region(s), and methods used for structural (disorder) characterization. If applicable, most entries also list the biological function(s) of each disordered region, how each region of disorder is used for function, as well as provide links to PubMed abstracts and major protein databases. www.disprot.org