InterPro Functional and structural analysis of protein sequences
InterPro is a classification database that provides predictive information about protein sequences.
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone who would like to know what kind of information is available in InterPro, how to access it, and how to search the database. An undergraduate degree in a life science subject, and some background knowledge in the molecular structure of proteins would be an advantage.
Completing the Introduction to protein classification tutorial will provide suitable background knowledge for this course.
What will I achieve?
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- search the InterPro database in a number of different ways
- interpret the information in an InterPro entry page
- review the graphical representation of the signature matches on an InterPro protein page
What resources do I need?
There are no specific resources required to complete this course.
- What is InterPro?
- What is an InterPro entry?
- How to search InterPro?
- Sequence searching
- Text search
- Browse search
- Exercise: analyse a protein sequence
- Your feedback
- Get help and support on InterPro
How and when to access the course
All our courses are designed with flexibility in mind. You can access them for free at any time, just click on the “Enter Course” button.
It is up to you how you use the course; you can either study the full course or you can focus on sections that are relevant to you. To jump between sections, use the navigation bar on the left or the arrows at the bottom of the page. You can also choose whether to complete the course in one go, or over several visits.
The average time to read through the main body of the course is 2 hours (not including exercises and external links). The time may vary depending on your prior knowledge and how you choose to work through the course.
Making the most of the course
Learning something new takes time and practice. We encourage you to:
- Use the activities and quizzes to help you check your learning, recall and apply key concepts. Look out for these icons:-
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- Revisit sections as and when you need them. Bookmark relevant pages in your browser or use the navigation panel to jump the relevant section.
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