Event: Plant and Animal Genomes conference 2012
Speaker: Sandra Orchard
InterPro is an open-source protein resource used for the automatic annotation of proteins, and is scalable to the analysis of entire new genomes through the use of a downloadable version of InterProScan, which can be incorporated into an existing local pipeline. InterPro integrates protein signatures from 11 major signature databases (CATH-Gene3D, HAMAP, PANTHER, Pfam, PIRSF, PRINTS, ProDom, PROSITE, SMART, SUPERFAMILY, and TIGRFAMs) into a single resource, taking advantage of the different areas of specialization of each to produce a resource that provides protein classification on multiple levels: protein families, structural superfamilies and functionally close subfamilies, as well as functional domains, repeats and important sites. The InterPro website has been improved, following extensive community consultation and a new version of InterProScan promises improved speed, ease of implementation as well as additional functionalities.