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UniProtKB entries are tagged with keywords that can be used to retrieve particular subsets of entries. There are 10 categories of keywords:

Biological process
Cellular component
Coding sequence diversity
Developmental stage
Molecular function
Post-translational modification
Technical term

By default, searching the keywords will look for matches in both name and definition. Example queries to search keywords only by name:

name:"protein synthesis"

Additional information

Information about the usage of this controlled vocabulary in UniProtKB entries can be found in the user manual.