Terminological Resources (names of genes and proteins)

  • AcroMed a database of acronyms and their associated long forms (e.g. PDGF: Platelet-derived Growth Factor) that have been automatically extracted from Medline abstracts (Brandeis University)
  • Gena dictionary (University of Tokyo) - a family name dictionary along with a gene name dictionary to specify the gene locus or loci (see publication in BioLink2004)
  • LocusLink genome and protome databases normalized gene names and Gene Ontology annotations (used by SemGen to obtain gene names - BioLink2004)
  • HUGO (gene nomenclature - 15000 currently approved human gene names and symbols.)
  • SwissProt
    • UniProt
    • references The UniProt/Swiss-Prot Protein Knowledgebase is an annotated protein sequence database established in 1986. The UniProt/Swiss-Prot Protein Knowledgebase is a curated protein sequence database that provides a high level of annotation, a minimal level of redundancy and high level of integration with other databases. UniProt, a "one-stop shop" that allows easy access to all publicly available information of protein sequence annotation It is maintained collaboratively by the Swiss Institute for Bioinformatics (SIB) and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI). The UniProt/Swiss-Prot group is headed by: Rolf Apweiler. The current SWISS-PROT Release is version 44.5 as of 13-Sep-2004, and contains 158316 entries... Note: TrEMBL and Swiss-Prot have been incorporated into the UniProt (Universal Protein Resource). The UniProt Release 2.5 consists of: Swiss-Prot Protein Knowledgebase Release 44.5 of 13-Sep-2004 and TrEMBL Protein Database Release 27.5 of 13-Sep-2004. From: EBI Swiss-Prot page
  • GeneCards is a database of human genes, their products and their involvement in diseases
  • Others: Flybase, GDB, MGD, OMIM, RGD, Ratmap, SGD, TAIR, WormBase, SubtiList and EcoGene