Archive for January, 2009


January 22, 2009

MEROPS 8.3 was released on 22 December 2008.  New features include:

  • a brief genome analysis at the bottom of the organism pages if the genome has been completely sequenced
  • MEROPS identifiers have been created for all peptidases in the model organism Arabidopsis thaliana genome (see
  • lists of cross-references between MEROPS and other publicly available databases (see
  • an enhancement to the distribution trees – mouse-overs now give the taxon name for every node
  • an enhancement to the protein substrate display to show the sequence alignment of any close homologue from which a cleavage is known

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Welcome to the MEROPS blog

January 22, 2009

Welcome to the MEROPS blog.  This is a forum to announce new releases of the MEROPS databases and to get feedback from our users for matters concerning the classification and nomenclature of peptidases, their substrates and inhibitors.