YPD, PombePD and WormPD: model organism volumes of the BioKnowledge library, an integrated resource for protein information

Nucleic Acids Res. 2001 Jan 1;29(1):75-9. doi: 10.1093/nar/29.1.75.


The BioKnowledge Library is a relational database and web site (http://www.proteome.com) composed of protein-specific information collected from the scientific literature. Each Protein Report on the web site summarizes and displays published information about a single protein, including its biochemical function, role in the cell and in the whole organism, localization, mutant phenotype and genetic interactions, regulation, domains and motifs, interactions with other proteins and other relevant data. This report describes four species-specific volumes of the BioKnowledge Library, concerned with the model organisms Saccharomyces cerevisiae (YPD), Schizosaccharomyces pombe (PombePD) and Caenorhabditis elegans (WormPD), and with the fungal pathogen Candida albicans (CalPD). Protein Reports of each species are unified in format, easily searchable and extensively cross-referenced between species. The relevance of these comprehensively curated resources to analysis of proteins in other species is discussed, and is illustrated by a survey of model organism proteins that have similarity to human proteins involved in disease.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Caenorhabditis elegans / genetics
  • Candida albicans / genetics
  • Computational Biology
  • Databases, Factual*
  • Genomics
  • Information Services
  • Internet
  • Proteome*
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / genetics
  • Schizosaccharomyces / genetics


  • Proteome