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, what family they belong to
  • what is their function and how it can be explained in structural terms

You can also use InterPro for a variety of other purposes, such as examining the structural or functional predictions for any sequence already in the UniProt database.

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).

Find out more about InterPro in our courses InterPro: Quick tour and InterPro: Functional and structural analysis of protein sequences