PROSITE search program

Foteos Macrides MACRIDES at wfeb2.bitnet
Thu Jun 13 19:26:00 EST 1991

>> Hello everybody,
>> I have heard of a program for searching UWGCG-files with
>> the PROSITE database of A. Bairoch.

>I haven't heard of this particular program, but should mention that the EMBL
>netserver has several programs available which facilitate the use of PROSITE
>motifs with the GCG package.  (Some of these may also operate on files in GCG
>format independently, but I'm not sure of the specifics.  In case anyone is
>lacking it, the address of the netserver is Netserv at EMBL-Heidelberg.de.
>BTW, v 7 of the GCG package includes a program called Motifs, which searches
>for PROSITE motifs in sequences.  It's fairly intuitive, and produces useful
>output.  I'd recommend using the /Ref qualifier (which prints out brief
>descriptions of all motifs for which hits are found) if you're not already
>familiar with PROSITE.

        We got the p/d program earlier this year via Email from
gene-server at bchs.uh.edu (SEND VMS PROSEARCH12.DCLSHAR).  It requires GAWK
(Free Software Foundation).  We got the VMS port of GAWK by FTP from
RML2.SRI.COM (  It also requires READSEQ (I think that's on
NETSERV at EMBL, but we got it from iubio.bio.indiana.edu  Frankly
to my surprise, when we put all these assorted things together the program
worked perfectly.

        We recently installed GCG V7.  MOTIFS is VERY nice.


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