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Bioinformatics. 2001 Sep;17(9):847-8.

InterProScan--an integration platform for the signature-recognition methods in InterPro.

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EMBL Outstation, European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SD, UK.


InterProScan is a tool that scans given protein sequences against the protein signatures of the InterPro member databases, currently--PROSITE, PRINTS, Pfam, ProDom and SMART. The number of signature databases and their associated scanning tools as well as the further refinement procedures make the problem complex. InterProScan is designed to be a scalable and extensible system with a robust internal architecture.


The Perl-based InterProScan implementation is available from the EBI ftp server ( and the SRS-basedInterProScan is available upon request. We provide the public web interface ( as well as email submission server (

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