UNIT 19.5 Basic Protein Sequence Analysis

  1. Nandini Krishnamurthy,
  2. Kimmen V. Sjölander

Published Online: 1 MAY 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471142727.mb1905s70

Current Protocols in Molecular Biology

Current Protocols in Molecular Biology

How to Cite

Krishnamurthy, N. and Sjölander, K. V. 2005. Basic Protein Sequence Analysis. Current Protocols in Molecular Biology. 70:19.5:19.5.1–19.5.24.

Author Information

  1. University of California, Berkeley, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2005
  2. Published Print: APR 2005


Prediction of molecular function of proteins has become an important task in the genomics era. A wide variety of sequence analysis tools are available to biologists for this task. We have selected one or two primary protocols for tasks such as domain detection, subcellular localization, and motif detection. We also present a strategy for integration of results from different protocols. All the resources needed for these protocols are accessible via publicly available Web servers and databases and require little or no computational expertise.


  • protein sequence analysis;
  • domain detection;
  • subcellular localization;
  • motif detection