Proteomics FASTA Archive and Reference Resource

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Abstract

A FASTA file archive and reference resource has been added to ProteomeCommons.org. Motivation for this new functionality derives from two primary sources. The first is the recent FASTA standardization work done by the Human Proteome Organization's Proteomics Standards Initiative (HUPO-PSI). Second is the general lack of a uniform mechanism to properly cite FASTA files used in a study, and to publicly access such FASTA files post-publication. An extension to the Tranche data sharing network has been developed that includes web-pages, documentation, and tools for facilitating the use of FASTA files. These include conversion to the new HUPO-PSI format, and provisions for both citing and publicly archiving FASTA files. This new resource is available immediately, free of charge, and can be accessed at http://www.proteomecommons.org/data/fasta/. Source-code for related tools is also freely available under the BSD license.

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