The neXtProt knowledgebase on human proteins: current status

Nucleic Acids Res. 2015 Jan;43(Database issue):D764-70. doi: 10.1093/nar/gku1178.


neXtProt ( is a human protein-centric knowledgebase developed at the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. Focused solely on human proteins, neXtProt aims to provide a state of the art resource for the representation of human biology by capturing a wide range of data, precise annotations, fully traceable data provenance and a web interface which enables researchers to find and view information in a comprehensive manner. Since the introductory neXtProt publication, significant advances have been made on three main aspects: the representation of proteomics data, an extended representation of human variants and the development of an advanced search capability built around semantic technologies. These changes are presented in the current neXtProt update.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cell Line
  • Databases, Protein*
  • Disease / genetics
  • Genetic Variation*
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Proteins / genetics*
  • Proteome
  • Proteomics*


  • Proteins
  • Proteome