PROSITE is a database of biologically significant protein domains and patterns formulated in such a way that with appropriate computational tools it can be used rapidly and reliably to identify which domains are present in a protein (if any), hence give a hint of what the protein function might be.
Mainly useful to understand what a new protein function might be. The psscan tool will help performing the search for PROSITE patterns in a new sequence.
Because the domains and their corresponding patterns, profiles or signatures are checked manually, and carefully reviewed the precision of the domain assignment is unrivalled.
Sigrist CJA, de Castro E, Cerutti L, Cuche BA, Hulo N, Bridge A, Bougueleret L, Xenarios I. New and
continuing developments at PROSITE. Nucleic Acids Res. 2012; doi: 10.1093/nar/gks1067 (PDF)
Sigrist CJA, Cerutti L, Hulo N, Gattiker A, Falquet L, Pagni M, Bairoch A, Bucher P. PROSITE: a documented database using patterns and profiles as motif descriptors. Brief Bioinform. 3:265-274(2002) (PDF)
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