Protein Analysis
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PROSITE - Protein families and domains.

  • Database of biologically significant sites, patterns and profiles that help to reliably identify to which known protein family (if any) a new sequence belongs.
  • Based on the observation that proteins can be grouped on the basis of similarities in their sequences (signature for a protein family or domain).
    • The protein signatures are provided in PROSITE format. This format can also be used to do similarity searching by using PHI-BLAST/NCBI (see module "Similarity Searching).
  • Currently contains patterns and profiles specific for >1000 protein families or domains.
  • Background information for each of these protein signatures is provided.

Protein Analysis
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Revised 07/24/2003