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The PRINTS protein fingerprint database in its fifth year

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The PRINTS protein fingerprint database in its fifth year
PRINTS is a database of protein family ‘fingerprints’ offering a diagnostic resource for newly-determined sequences. By contrast with PROSITE, which uses single consensus expressions to characterise particular families, PRINTS exploits groups of motifs to build characteristic signatures. These signatures offer improved diagnostic reliability by virtue of the mutual context provided by motif neighbours. To date, 800 fingerprints have been constructed and stored in PRINTS. The current version, 17.0, encodes ∼4500 motifs, covering a range of globular and membrane proteins, modular polypeptides, and so on. The database is accessible via the UCL Bioinformatics World Wide Web (WWW) Server at http://www. biochem. ucl.ac.uk/bsm/dbbrowser/ . We have recently enhanced the usefulness of PRINTS by making available new, intuitive search software. This allows both individual query sequence and bulk data submission, permitting easy analysis of single sequences or complete genomes. Preliminary ...
Terri K. Attwood, Michael E. Beck, Darren R. Flowe
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Type Journal
Year 1998
Where NAR
Authors Terri K. Attwood, Michael E. Beck, Darren R. Flower, Philip Scordis, J. N. Selley
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