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General Information
PROSITE consists of documentation entries describing protein domains, families and functional sites as well as associated patterns and profiles to identify them.


Countries that developed this resource Switzerland

Created in 1988

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How to cite this record PROSITE; PROSITE; DOI:; Last edited: Jan. 8, 2019, 1:19 p.m.; Last accessed: Sep 22 2020 5:47 a.m.

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Record updated: Sept. 20, 2018, 9:04 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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Bioinformatics: Gene-protein-structure-function

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The PROSITE database.

Hulo N., Bairoch A., Bulliard V., Cerutti L., De Castro E., Langendijk-Genevaux PS., Pagni M., Sigrist CJ.,
Nucleic Acids Res. 2006

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pfsearchV3: a code acceleration and heuristic to search PROSITE profiles.

Schuepbach T,Pagni M,Bridge A,Bougueleret L,Xenarios I,Cerutti L
Bioinformatics 2013

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New and continuing developments at PROSITE.

Sigrist CJ,de Castro E,Cerutti L,Cuche BA,Hulo N,Bridge A,Bougueleret L,Xenarios I
Nucleic Acids Res 2012

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Grant Number(s)

  • 021902RII3 (European Commision grants FELICS)

  • 213037 (European Commission under FP7 Grant Agreement)

  • 315200-116864 (Swiss National Sciences Foundation (SNCF))