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The synthesis, trafficking and exocytosis of neuropeptides
  • Neuropeptides are involved in a number of physiological processes and serve as potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of some nervous-system disorders. In recent years, the number of identified neuropeptides has increased tremendously. Therefore, we have developed a comprehensive neuropeptide database, NeuroPep, which is currently the most complete neuropeptide database.
  • The current release of the database (version 1.0, 2014-11-26) holds 5949 non-redundant neuropeptide entries originating from 493 organisms belonging to 65 neuropeptide families. The data were collected from various resources including MEDLINE abstracts, full papers, UniProt´╝îdatabase at www.neuropeptides.nl and Neuropedia. All the entries in NeuroPep have been manually checked.
  • To better serve the community, the database provides comprehensive information for each entry. A user-friendly browser and flexible search engine allow users to retrieve data from NeuroPep easily. Useful tools such as BLAST, ClustalW and Map are also provided.
  • Citation: Yan Wang, Mingxia Wang, Sanwen Yin, Richard Jang, Jian Wang, Zhidong Xue, Tao Xu. NeuroPep: a Comprehensive Resource of Neuropeptides. Database (Oxford). 2015 Apr 29. doi: 10.1093/database/bav038