Throughout the world many thousands of scientists work on one aspect or another of proteolytic enzymes, and we hope that this page may help a little to make the community more integrated. If you would like to suggest additional items that might be included on the page, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The International Proteolysis Society is the largest society for those interested in proteolytic enzymes. A major conference is organised every second year. The Website at http://www.protease.org/ provides details for those who would like to join. Highly recommended!
MEROPS would be happy to list other societies here.
See also: http://www.protease.org/Meetings.html
MEROPS is happy to announce conferences - just tell us about them.
Websites and Newsgroups
Other proteolysis-related Websites include the following (in no particular order):
- Protease links
Contact: Christian Hesketh [email@example.com]
Comment: Covers recent literature, tutorials, a proteases lab registry, links, proteases database, jobs, and news, updated daily.
Contact: Keith Tipton [firstname.lastname@example.org]
- Prediction Algorithm for Proteasomal Cleavages
The PAProC database, URL: http://www.paproc.de, offers an algorithm for prediction of proteasome-mediated cleavages.
- Protease mailing list
The protease mailing list serves scientists who study any aspect of proteases, protein degradation or protein processing by providing a medium in which questions and comments can be passed to others in the community. Messages for distribution to all those who subscribe to the list should be sent to email@example.com. To subscribe to the list (and so receive messages sent by others), send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Proteolysis Map (PMAP) database
Databases for analysing proteolytic events and pathways.
The TopFIND database, URL: http://clipserve.clip.ubc.ca/topfind, presents mature protein N-termini and post-translational processing events. Contact: Chris Overall [email@example.com]
- The calpain family
Contact: Valery Thompson [firstname.lastname@example.org]
- Table of the ADAMs
Contact: Judith White [email@example.com]
MEROPS would be happy to add other Websites to this list.
Handbook of Proteolytic Enzymes (Rawlings, N. D. and Salvesen, G. S., eds), three volumes, Elsevier, Amsterdam (2013).
This is to provide contact details for a few of the specialist suppliers of materials and services that may be of interest to researchers working on peptidases.
- American Peptide Company
"...a biotech company established as a high purity source of peptides for research and clinical practices..."
- American Type Culture Collection
"A Global Bioresource Center"
- Athens Research & Technology
"specializes in the custom purification of highly purified, highly active human proteins and the preparation of polyclonal antisera to those proteins."
"a manufacturer of innovative biochemicals and pharmaceutical active ingredients, especially peptides, for research applications and as therapeutic agents"
"Providing researchers worlwide with high quality biologics for ubiquitin-proteaseome related research."
- Cambridge Research Biochemicals
"Custom peptide and antibody supplier specialising in fluorescent labelling."
- Elastin Products Company, Inc.
- Enzyme Systems Products
486 Lindberght Ave., Livermore, 94550, USA
- Molecular Probes, Inc.
"committed to being the leading provider of novel fluorescent reagents and techniques that advance scientific and biomedical research world-wide."
- Peptide Institute, Inc.
- R&D Systems, Inc.
"High quality research reagents including purified proteins, antibodies, ELISAs, and multiplex kits for proteases and inhibitors."
- Worthington Biochemical Corporation