HuPho: The human phosphatase portal

Susanna Liberti, Francesca Sacco, Alberto Calderone, Livia Perfetto, Marta Iannuccelli, Simona Panni, Elena Santonico, Anita Palma, Aurelio P. Nardozza, Luisa Castagnoli, Gianni Cesareni

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Phosphatases and kinases contribute to the regulation of protein phosphorylation homeostasis in the cell. Phosphorylation is a key post-translational modification underlying the regulation of many cellular processes. Thus, a comprehensive picture of phosphatase function and the identification of their target substrates would aid a systematic approach to a mechanistic description of cell signalling. Here we present a website designed to facilitate the retrieval of information about human protein phosphatases. To this end we developed a search engine to recover and integrate information annotated in several publicly available web resources. In addition we present a text-mining-assisted annotation effort aimed at extracting phosphatase related data reported in the scientific literature. The HuPho (human phosphatases) website can be accessed at

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-387
Number of pages9
JournalFEBS Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013


  • database
  • phosphatase substrates
  • phosphatases
  • phosphorylation
  • protein interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology


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