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Protein Sequence Databases

  1. Winona C Barker

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003029



How to Cite

Barker, W. C. 2001. Protein Sequence Databases. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. National Biomedical Research Foundation, Washington, DC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


The comprehensive, annotated and curated protein sequence databases – the PIR-International Protein Sequence Database and SWISS-PROT – support genome annotation, protein functional and structural analysis, proteomics, and phylogenetic studies. The databases are widely available, either free or by subscription, and are augmented by a variety of useful tools and related databases.


  • protein sequences;
  • sequence databases;
  • bioinformatics resources;
  • protein superfamilies