UniPep--a database for human N-linked glycosites: a resource for biomarker discovery

Genome Biol. 2006;7(8):R73. doi: 10.1186/gb-2006-7-8-R73. Epub 2006 Aug 10.


There has been considerable recent interest in proteomic analyses of plasma for the purpose of discovering biomarkers. Profiling N-linked glycopeptides is a particularly promising method because the population of N-linked glycosites represents the proteomes of plasma, the cell surface, and secreted proteins at very low redundancy and provides a compelling link between the tissue and plasma proteomes. Here, we describe UniPep http://www.unipep.org--a database of human N-linked glycosites--as a resource for biomarker discovery.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology / methods
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Genetic Markers / genetics*
  • Glycopeptides / blood*
  • Glycopeptides / chemical synthesis*
  • Glycopeptides / genetics*
  • Humans
  • Mass Spectrometry


  • Genetic Markers
  • Glycopeptides