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The Protein Naming Utility: a rules database for protein nomenclature

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The Protein Naming Utility: a rules database for protein nomenclature
Generation of syntactically correct and unambiguous names for proteins is a challenging, yet vital task for functional annotation processes. Proteins are often named based on homology to known proteins, many of which have problematic names. To address the need to generate highquality protein names, and capture our significant experience correcting protein names manually, we have developed the Protein Naming Utility (PNU, http://www.jcvi.org/pn-utility). The PNU is a webbased database for storing and applying naming rules to identify and correct syntactically incorrect protein names, or to replace synonyms with their preferred name. The PNU allows users to generate and manage collections of naming rules, optionally building upon the growing body of rules generated at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI). Since communities often enforce disparate conventions for naming proteins, the PNU supports grouping rules into user-managed collections. Users can check their protein names against a ...
Johannes Goll, Robert Montgomery, Lauren M. Brinka
Added 20 May 2011
Updated 20 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where NAR
Authors Johannes Goll, Robert Montgomery, Lauren M. Brinkac, Seth Schobel, Derek M. Harkins, Yinong Sebastian, Susmita Shrivastava, A. Scott Durkin, Granger G. Sutton
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