How can InterPro help with your research?

When to use InterPro

You can use InterPro if you have an amino acid sequence or set of sequences and you want to know:

  • what they are - the family to which they belong
  • what their function is and how it can be explained in structural terms

You can also use InterPro for a variety of other purposes, such as predicting GO terms for a set of sequences, or identifying all sequences in the UniProtKB database that are predicted to belong to a given family or to possess a particular domain.

When not to use InterPro

 InterPro cannot help you if:

  • you want to perform structural alignment of protein sequences
  • you have a genomic DNA sequence and are interested in gene annotation (intron / exon predictions, identification of promoter regions, etc)