hands-on tutorial

One protein along the UniProt page

The questions this addresses are:
- How can you search for proteins using text, gene, or protein names?
- How do you interpret the information at the top of the UniProt entry page?
- What types of information can you expect from different download formats, such as FASTA and JSON?
- How is the function of a protein like opsins described in the "Function" section?
- What structured information is found in the "Names and Taxonomy", "Subcellular location", "Disease & Variants", "PTM/Processing" sections?
- How to learn about the protein expression, interactions, structure, family, sequence and similar proteins?
- How do the "Variant viewer" and "Feature viewer" tabs assist in mapping protein information along the sequence?
- What does the "Publications" tab list, and how can you filter publications?
- What is the significance of tracking entry annotation changes over time?

The objectives are:
- By exploring protein entries in UniProtKB, interpret protein function, taxonomy, structure, interactions, variants, and more.
- Use unique identifiers to connect databases, download gene and protein data, visualize and compare sequence features.

Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International

Keywords: Foundations of Data Science

Target audience: Students

Resource type: hands-on tutorial

Version: 15

Status: Draft

Prerequisites:

  • Bioinformatics Data Types and Databases
  • Learning about one gene across biological resources and formats

Learning objectives:

By exploring protein entries in UniProtKB, interpret protein function, taxonomy, structure, interactions, variants, and more.
- Use unique identifiers to connect databases, download gene and protein data, visualize and compare sequence features.

Date modified: 2023-11-03

Date published: 2023-09-07

Authors: Bérénice Batut, Lisanna Paladin

Scientific topics: Software engineering

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