retrieval of prot. seq from PIR

Thomas Easton TOM at PHARM.SUNYSB.EDU
Fri Mar 29 15:48:54 EST 1991


 Tao Tao asks about PIR sequence retrieval:

As of 1 Dec 1990, you can get info on how to do this by sending the 1-line
e-mail message:

HELP On-Line_Access

to the address:          fileserv at gunbrf.bitnet

(The '.bitnet' suffix is required for Internet->Bitnet e-mail)
You may also include the e-mail message lines:

HELP SEARCH
BASES

for other help.  As I read it, this PIR access is NOT free ...

  Back in Nov. 1989, Amos Bairoch indicated (INFO-GCG list) that the SwissProt

entries DR line(s) cross-reference SwissProt to PIR & EMBL (when applicable).
This is sort of a backwards way to find the PIR=EMBL #s, but might help.  
More info on request (net bandwidth, you know 8-).

Hope it helps,
Tom Easton

> Dear netters,
> 
> I need help on protein sequence retrieval.  What I have are the accession no
s
> from FASTA output, which gives accession no.s in PIR database.  However, I
> only know how to retrieve certain sequence from EMBL, which don't have the P
IR
> databse.  Could any fellow netter give me a helping hand on from which serve
r
> I could retrieve these sequences?
> Thanks in advance.
> Tao Tao
> Internet: tao at opus.iarc.mco.edu
> Bitnet:   tao%opus at mcoiarc.bitnet





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