A new database for the proteins of S. cerevisiae has been released
from the QUEST Protein Database Center at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
This database, called YPD (Yeast Protein Database), can be downloaded from
ftp isis.cshl.org in directory pub/yeast/YPD. The file YPD.doc provides
a more complete description of the database and its data fields. The README
file describes the available file formats.
The YPD database was built to assist us in our project to identify
and characterize the proteins of budding yeast on 2D gels. YPD provides
a non-redundant list of the known yeast proteins and many of their
properties in a spreadsheet format. It complements the sequence databases
both in content and in format. Using standard spreadsheet software, one
can sort or search the database by gene name, isoelectric point, molecular
weight, codon bias, subcellular fraction, type of modification, functional
categories, precursor length, N-terminal sequence, and protein name.
There is an optional format for use in a word processor or text editor.
YPD can also be used via World Wide Web (WWW), thanks to the efforts
of Jerry Latter of the QUEST Protein Database Center and Tom Boutell. See
our home page at http://siva.cshl.org/index.html.
YPD currently contains data on 3050 proteins of known sequence. The
database will be updated periodically to include new yeast proteins that
appear in the sequence databases and to add new information about the yeast
proteins obtained from scans of the current and prior literature. I hope
that YPD will be useful to the yeast community and that users will provide
feedback including comments, additions, and corrections.
QUEST Protein Database Center
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
P.O. Box 100
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
TEL: (508) 922-1643
FAX: (508) 922-3971
Email: jg at cshl.org