DisProt in 2022: improved quality and accessibility of protein intrinsic disorder annotation

Nucleic Acids Res. 2022 Jan 7;50(D1):D480-D487. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkab1082.


The Database of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins (DisProt, URL: https://disprot.org) is the major repository of manually curated annotations of intrinsically disordered proteins and regions from the literature. We report here recent updates of DisProt version 9, including a restyled web interface, refactored Intrinsically Disordered Proteins Ontology (IDPO), improvements in the curation process and significant content growth of around 30%. Higher quality and consistency of annotations is provided by a newly implemented reviewing process and training of curators. The increased curation capacity is fostered by the integration of DisProt with APICURON, a dedicated resource for the proper attribution and recognition of biocuration efforts. Better interoperability is provided through the adoption of the Minimum Information About Disorder (MIADE) standard, an active collaboration with the Gene Ontology (GO) and Evidence and Conclusion Ontology (ECO) consortia and the support of the ELIXIR infrastructure.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • DNA / genetics
  • DNA / metabolism
  • Databases, Protein*
  • Datasets as Topic
  • Gene Ontology
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Intrinsically Disordered Proteins / chemistry
  • Intrinsically Disordered Proteins / genetics
  • Intrinsically Disordered Proteins / metabolism*
  • Molecular Sequence Annotation*
  • Protein Binding
  • RNA / genetics
  • RNA / metabolism
  • Software*


  • Intrinsically Disordered Proteins
  • RNA
  • DNA