TP atlas: Integration and dissemination of advances in Targeted Proteins Research Program (TPRP)-structural biology project phase II in Japan

Takao Iwayanagi*, Sei Miyamoto, Takeshi Konno, Hisashi Mizutani, Tomohiro Hirai, Yasumasa Shigemoto, Takashi Gojobori, Hideaki Sugawara

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The Targeted Proteins Research Program (TPRP) promoted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan is the phase II of structural biology project (2007-2011) following the Protein 3000 Project (2002-2006) in Japan. While the phase I Protein 3000 Project put partial emphasis on the construction and maintenance of pipelines for structural analyses, the TPRP is dedicated to revealing the structures and functions of the targeted proteins that have great importance in both basic research and industrial applications. To pursue this objective, 35 Targeted Proteins (TP) Projects selected in the three areas of fundamental biology, medicine and pharmacology, and food and environment are tightly collaborated with 10 Advanced Technology (AT) Projects in the four fields of protein production, structural analyses, chemical library and screening, and information platform. Here, the outlines and achievements of the 35 TP Projects are summarized in the system named TP Atlas. Progress in the diversified areas is described in the modules of Graphical Summary, General Summary, Tabular Summary, and Structure Gallery of the TP Atlas in the standard and unified format. Advances in TP Projects owing to novel technologies stemmed from AT Projects and collaborative research among TP Projects are illustrated as a hallmark of the Program. The TP Atlas can be accessed at .

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-154
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Structural and Functional Genomics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • National project
  • Protein 3000 Project
  • Research dissemination
  • Structural biology
  • Targeted Proteins Research Program

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Structural Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics


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