UNIT 2.7 The InterPro Database and Tools for Protein Domain Analysis

  1. Nicola J. Mulder,
  2. Rolf Apweiler

Published Online: 1 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/0471250953.bi0207s21

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

How to Cite

Mulder, N. J. and Apweiler, R. 2008. The InterPro Database and Tools for Protein Domain Analysis. Current Protocols in Bioinformatics. 21:2.7:2.7.1–2.7.18.

Author Information

  1. The EMBL Outstation, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, U.K.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: MAR 2008


InterPro provides a one-stop shop for protein-sequence classification, freeing the user from having to visit multiple databases separately and rationalize the different results in varying formats. This unit describes how to submit a sequence to InterProScan via a Web server. It also provides instructions for installing and running InterProScan locally. In addition, details on browsing InterPro families and domains of interest using the InterPro Web and sequence retrieval system (SRS) are provided to show users how to get the most from the resource. Curr. Protoc. Bioinform. 21:2.7.1-2.7.18. © 2008 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


  • InterPro;
  • SRS;
  • protein domain