SCANMOT: Searching for similar sequences using a simultaneous scan of multiple sequence motifs

Saikat Chakrabarti, A. Prem Anand, Nitin Bhardwaj, Pugalenthi Ganesan, R. Sowdhamini*

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    Abstract

    Establishment of similarities between proteins is very important for the study of the relationship between sequence, structure and function and for the analysis of evolutionary relationships. Motif-based search methods play a crucial role in establishing the connections between proteins that are particularly useful for distant relationships. This paper reports SCANMOT, a web-based server that searches for similarities between proteins by simultaneous matching of multiple motifs. SCANMOT searches for similar sequences in entire sequence databases using multiple conserved regions and utilizes inter-motif spacing as restraints. The SCANMOT server is available via http://www.ncbs.res.in/ ~faculty/mini/scanmot/scanmot.html.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    JournalNucleic acids research
    Volume33
    Issue numberSUPPL. 2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jul 1 2005

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Genetics

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