News Articles


The Human Protein Atlas – the story

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In an article in "Onkologi i Sverige" (Swedish) Prof. Fredrik Pontén has written an article on the history, background and development of the Human Protein Atlas project. General strategies and historic milestones are described as well as an update of the current status of the three main parts of the current version of the Human Protein Atlas; the Normal Tissue Atlas, the Cell Atlas and the recent Pathology Atlas.

Read the full article (in Swedish)...Read more


Plenary lecture at Clinical Proteomics, Postgenome Medicine, Moscow, Russia.

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Human Protein Atlas site director is holding the plenary lecture at the Clinical Proteomics, Postgenome Medicine conference organized in Moscow...Read more


Human Protein Atlas presentations at the 16th HUPO World Congress

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Next week on the 17th to 21th of September, the human proteome organization (HUPO), is hosting the 16th HUPO World Congress in Dublin, Ireland. Several Human Protein Atlas-associated researchers will attend the meeting and represent the project in various sessions, including plenary and invited lectures, oral presentations and poster sessions.

HUPO is an international scientific organization representing and promoting proteomics through international cooperation and collaborations by fostering the development of new technologies, techniques and training...Read more


Crystallins are proteins expressed in the human eye with a long life

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Previously we have highlighted proteins expressed in the human neural retina. This week's article emphasizes the cellular structure and molecular dynamics of the lens.

The main function of the lens is to focus light on the retina. The passage of light through the cornea, lens and vitreous all the way to the retinal layer of the eye is only possible due to transparency of the tissue. Although the lens is very protein-rich, light absorption and light scattering in the lens is minimal.

The lens comprises non-diving lens cells which are mainly composed of ordered proteins called crystallins...Read more


Expression of genes in mammary glands

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In this week’s post, we will highlight proteins specifically expressed in a tissue with extensive plasticity - the female mammary glands. The evolutionary origin of mammary and milk gland-like structures is believed to date all the way back to 300 million years ago, and glandular secretory apocrine-like units in the skin of synapsids, an ancestor to mammals.

The mammary gland develops from the epidermis and is mainly composed of branched columnar and cuboidal epithelial cells that form distinct lobes...Read more


Upcoming Events


Cell Culture Engineering XVI

May 6, 2018 - May 11, 2018

Cell Culture Engineering conferences are held bi-annually. On May 6th Prof. Mathias Uhlen will open the conference with a keynote lecture on "The Human Protein Atlas - Implications for Human Biology, Drug Development and Precision Medicine". Preliminary programme