PRINTS and its automatic supplement, prePRINTS

T. K. Attwood, P. Bradley, D. R. Flower, A. Gaulton, N. Maudling, A. L. Mitchell, G. Moulton, A. Nordle, K. Paine, P. Taylor, A. Uddin, C. Zygouri

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The PRINTS database houses a collection of protein fingerprints. These may be used to assign uncharacterised sequences to known families and hence to infer tentative functions. The September 2002 release (version 36.0) includes 1800 fingerprints, encoding ∼11 000 motifs, covering a range of globular and membrane proteins, modular polypeptides and so on. In addition to its continued steady growth, we report here the development of an automatic supplement, prePRINTS, designed to increase the coverage of the resource and reduce some of the manual burdens inherent in its maintenance. The databases are accessible for interrogation and searching at dbbrowser/PRINTS/.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)400-402
Number of pages2
JournalNucleic acids research.
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003


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