Journal Article

Easy retrieval of single amino-acid polymorphisms and phenotype information using SwissVar

Anaïs Mottaz, Fabrice P.A. David, Anne-Lise Veuthey and Yum L. Yip

in Bioinformatics

Volume 26, issue 6, pages 851-852
Published in print March 2010 | ISSN: 1367-4803
Published online January 2010 | e-ISSN: 1460-2059 | DOI:

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Summary: The SwissVar portal provides access to a comprehensive collection of single amino acid polymorphisms and diseases in the UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot database via a unique search engine. In particular, it gives direct access to the newly improved Swiss-Prot variant pages. The key strength of this portal is that it provides a possibility to query for similar diseases, as well as the underlying protein products and the molecular details of each variant. In the context of the recently proposed molecular view on diseases, the SwissVar portal should be in a unique position to provide valuable information for researchers and to advance research in this area.

Availability: The SwissVar portal is available at


Supplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

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Subjects: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

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