Volume 16, Issue 1 p. 1131-1151
Article

Inside SWISS-2DPAGE database

Jean-Charles Sanchez

Corresponding Author

Jean-Charles Sanchez

Clinical Chemistry Laboratory, University Hospital, Geneva

Laboratoire Central de Chimie Clinique, Hospital Cantonal Universitaire, CH-1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland (Tel: +4122-372-7374; Fax: +4122-372-7390===Search for more papers by this author
Ron D. Appel

Ron D. Appel

Center for Hospital Informatics, University Hospital, Geneva

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Olivier Golaz

Olivier Golaz

Clinical Chemistry Laboratory, University Hospital, Geneva

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Christian Pasquali

Christian Pasquali

Clinical Chemistry Laboratory, University Hospital, Geneva

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Florence Ravier

Florence Ravier

Clinical Chemistry Laboratory, University Hospital, Geneva

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Amos Bairoch

Amos Bairoch

Medical Biochemistry Department, University of Geneva

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Denis F. Hochstrasser

Denis F. Hochstrasser

Clinical Chemistry Laboratory, University Hospital, Geneva

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First published: 1995
Citations: 199

Abstract

Several two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (2-D PAGE) databases have been established and updated for more than 15 years. Only recently have developments of computer networks and high-speed transfer protocols provided the required tools for sharing comprehensive and hypermedia 2-D PAGE databases. This publication describes the SWISS-2DPAGE database structure. Proteins present in samples of human tissue, cells, cell lines and body fluids are assembled and described in an accessible uniform format. SWISS-2DPAGE can be freely accessed through the World-Wide Web (WWW) network on the ExPASy molecular biology server.