Protein search help
This search form contains a number of fields, all of which are
optional (although at least one field is needed to perform a search).
The search terms you enter are 'ANDed' together, meaning that the
proteins that are found comply with ALL the terms you have specified.
Id's and accession codes
The identifiers in this database correspond to the ID fields in
UniProt records and records from other databases. These look like
'adrb2_human' and 'opsd_bovin'. To search for entries like 'P07550' use
the accession code field.
A large number of proteins is linked to a gene, for which you
can search using the 'gene' box. Searching is case insensitive.
Most proteins have a short description of their
function. These descriptions can be searched by using the description
field. Searching is case insensitive and wildcards are used on both
sides of your query, so 'rhodop' and 'opsin' will both match a
description containing the word 'Rhodopsin'.
You can search for proteins from certain species by entering a
(part of) the scientific name of the species. If you would like to
search for human proteins, entering 'homo sapiens' in the species
search field would do just that.
Using the families search box you can search for proteins that
have a specific family name. This search is done both on all the
subfamily levels: searching for 'amine' will return all proteins in the
amine protein family (as well as proteins from protein families which
have amine in their family name). Searching is case insensitive and
wildcards are used on both sides of your query, so 'adrenoceptor' will
match all the beta-adrenoceptor and alpha-adrenoceptor families
Selecting the option 'has mutant data' will return only proteins
for which there is mutant data available.
Selecting the option 'has structure data' will return only
proteins for which there is structure data available.
Selecting the option 'has oligomer data' will return only proteins
for which there is oligomerization data available.
Ligand binding data
Selecting the option 'has ligand data' will return only proteins
for which there is ligand binding data available.