PRINTS: A protein family database with a difference

A presentation designed to introduce the concept of protein family analysis and characterisation using motif-based methods, with a particular focus on protein fingerprinting. Following a general introduction to sequence analysis, and the fingerprint approach, specific examples are given to demonstrate the importance of understanding how to interpret the results of different sequence analysis methods and, crucially, the differences between them, and the added value that fingerprints bring.

Keywords: Functional diagnosis, Protein family characterisation, Protein sequence analysis

Target audience: beginner bioinformaticians, biocurators, postdoc, postgrad

Authors: Terri Attwood

Remote created date: 2013-07-12

Remote updated date: 2017-10-09

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PRINTS: A protein family database with a difference https://tess.elixir-europe.org/materials/prints-a-protein-family-database-with-a-difference A presentation designed to introduce the concept of protein family analysis and characterisation using motif-based methods, with a particular focus on protein fingerprinting. Following a general introduction to sequence analysis, and the fingerprint approach, specific examples are given to demonstrate the importance of understanding how to interpret the results of different sequence analysis methods and, crucially, the differences between them, and the added value that fingerprints bring. Functional diagnosis, Protein family characterisation, Protein sequence analysis beginner bioinformaticians biocurators postdoc postgrad 2013-07-12 2017-10-09