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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

between you and me

Communication has a purpose and is usually selfish. Humans have raised it to the level of entertainment in the form of books, exhibitions, politics and plays, and to while away time over smoked salmon and a glass of wine. More often than not, however, organisms communicate for survival reasons - flowers let off scent to attract pollinisers, birds whistle to seduce partners, wolves howl to gather for a hunt, ants sting to ward off predators…