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The mission of UniProt is to provide the scientific community with a comprehensive, high-quality and freely accessible resource of protein sequence and functional information.

Getting started

  • Text search
    Our basic text search allows you to search all the resources available

  • BLAST
    Find regions of similarity between your sequences

  • Sequence alignments
    Align two or more protein sequences using the Clustal Omega program

  • Retrieve/ID mapping
    This tool merges the "Retrieve" and "ID Mapping" tools

  • Peptide search
    Find sequences that exactly match a query peptide sequence

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Protein spotlight

a walk on the rough side

Life can be hard. There are times when you find yourself in the most unfriendly circumstances and, more often than not, the best way to deal with the situation is to find your own solution and wriggle your own way out. Living species are the most imaginative of beings when it comes to designing defence mechanisms. Some release nasty smells to ward off predators, or melt into the landscape and become invisible to them…