UNIT 19.4 Protein Databases on the Internet

  1. Dong Xu,
  2. Ying Xu

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471142727.mb1904s50

Current Protocols in Molecular Biology

Current Protocols in Molecular Biology

How to Cite

Xu, D. and Xu, Y. 2001. Protein Databases on the Internet. Current Protocols in Molecular Biology. 19:19.4.

Author Information

  1. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
  2. Published Print: APR 2000

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This unit provides a starting point for readers to explore the potential of protein databases on the Internet. Databases for different aspects of proteins are discussed, with the focus on sequence, structure, and family. The strengths and weaknesses of the databases are addressed. From hundreds of on-line protein databases, several major databases are discussed as examples to illustrate their features and how they can be used effectively. Most other protein databases can be explored in a similar way.