PRINTS and PRINTS-S shed light on protein ancestry

T. K. Attwood, M. J. Blythe, D. R. Flower, A. Gaulton, J. E. Mabey, N. Maudling, L. McGregor, A. L. Mitchell, G. Moulton, K. Paine, P. Scordis

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The PRINTS database houses a collection of protein fingerprints. These may be used to make family and tentative functional assignments for uncharacterised sequences. The September 2001 release (version 32.0) includes 1600 fingerprints, encoding ∼10 000 motifs, covering a range of globular and membrane proteins, modular polypeptides and so on. In addition to its continued steady growth, we report here its use as a source of annotation in the InterPro resource, and the use of its relational cousin, PRINTS-S, to model relationships between families, including those beyond the reach of conventional sequence analysis approaches. The database is accessible for BLAST, fingerprint and text searches at
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-241
Number of pages3
JournalNucleic Acids Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2002


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