InterProScan 5.0IntroductionInterProScan is a bioinformatics tool that provides a one-stop-shop for automated sequence analysis of both protein and nucleic acid, the latter via a full six-frame translation. It offers the ability to identify both structural and functional regions of interest, based upon methods and models that have been generated by a large number of member groups ('member databases'). These member databases use a variety of different bioinformatic techniques and algorithms, optimised for specific feature types. InterProScan is therefore able to offer the researcher the ability to quickly characterize a new or novel sequence with considerable confidence.
InterProScan is being developed as an open source project at EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI).
This project is a complete re-write of the existing version of InterProScan (currently version 4, written in Perl). Version 5 of InterProScan is being developed to provide all of the existing functionality of the public InterProScan service with improved support for annotating nucleic acid sequences. It will also replace the existing internal pipeline used to generate the matches available from the InterPro database.
InterPro is currently funded by grant number 213037 from the European Union under the program "FP7 capacities: Scientific Data Repositories". The working title for the project is !IMproving Protein Annotation and Co-ordination using Technology (IMPACT).
InterPro is also funded by grant BB/F010508/1 from the BBSRC Bioinformatics and Biological Resources Fund.
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