In October last year BMC Research Notes
reached its 100th article milestone, only eight months after its launch. I am
now delighted to announce that after a further eight months we have reached the
250th article landmark.
BMC Research Notes remains firmly within the top 10 BMC-series journals, in terms of both
submissions and publications, and continues to attract the submission of
valuable manuscripts that otherwise may have remained unpublished.
The 250th article, A comprehensive
resource for integrating and displaying protein post-translational
modifications, by Tzong-Yi Lee and colleagues, will also feature in our Databases Topical series, which is a collection of articles describing new or improved databases.
In this data note, Lee and colleagues present the
implementation of dbPTM 2.0, a database of both experimentally verified and
predicted post-translational modifications (PTMs). In its latest version
the database integrates, in an enhanced web interface, tools to visualise PTMs
in the context of the proteins’ secondary and tertiary structure, structural
properties of PTM sites such as solvent accessibility to substrate and
information on the evolutionary conservation of these modifications.
We would like to take this
opportunity to thank all authors, reviewers and committed Editorial Board
Members who have been involved in the successful growth of BMC Research
Notes. Our Editorial Board has played a significant role in developing the
journal by investing their time and efforts into providing their expert advice,
and we appreciate their continued dedication to this important and innovative
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