Pedant 3

Protein Extraction, Description and Analysis Tool



The pedant genome database provides exhaustive automatic analysis of genomic sequences by a large variety of bioinformatics tools. For example the following pre-computed analyses are available to analyse protein function: Blast similarity searches against the non-redundant protein sequence database, motif searches against the Pfam, BLOCKS and PROSITE databases. Prediction of cellular roles and functions are made based on high stringency BLAST searches against protein sequences with manually assigned functional categories according to the Functional Catalogue (FunCat) developed by MIPS and Biomax AG.

Protein structure analysis includes the similarity-based identification of known 3D structures and structural domains, by searching against the PDB and SCOP databases, and predictions of transmembrane regions, low similarity regions and non-globular domains.