Volume 4, Issue 7 p. 1985-1988
Technical Brief

The International Protein Index: An integrated database for proteomics experiments

Paul J. Kersey

Corresponding Author

Paul J. Kersey

EMBL Outstation, The European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK

EMBL Outstation, European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire CB10 1SD, UK Fax: +44-1223-494468===Search for more papers by this author
Jorge Duarte

Jorge Duarte

EMBL Outstation, The European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK

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Allyson Williams

Allyson Williams

EMBL Outstation, The European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK

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Youla Karavidopoulou

Youla Karavidopoulou

EMBL Outstation, The European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK

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Ewan Birney

Ewan Birney

EMBL Outstation, The European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK

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Rolf Apweiler

Rolf Apweiler

EMBL Outstation, The European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK

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First published: 22 June 2004
Citations: 594

Abstract

Despite the complete determination of the genome sequence of several higher eukaryotes, their proteomes remain relatively poorly defined. Information about proteins identified by different experimental and computational methods is stored in different databases, meaning that no single resource offers full coverage of known and predicted proteins. IPI (the International Protein Index) has been developed to address these issues and offers complete nonredundant data sets representing the human, mouse and rat proteomes, built from the Swiss-Prot, TrEMBL, Ensembl and RefSeq databases.