New Blocks Database and Web server

SteveHenikoff steveh at howard.fhcrc.org
Thu Aug 18 11:17:37 EST 1994


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We are pleased to announce that Blocks v. 8.0 is available for searching.
This version is based on Prosite v. 12.0 which is keyed to Swiss-Prot 29. The
new database consists of 2884 blocks representing 770 protein groups. Homology
searches and block retrievals are carried out either by e-mail or by using
Bill Alford's new Web server at http://www.blocks.fhcrc.org. Mosaic 2.x users
now can search the Blocks Database, retrieve blocks and Prosite information
or run Block Maker using the Web, with hypertext links from search results to
Swiss-Prot, EMBL/GenBank and Medline via the ExPASy Web server in Geneva. For
e-mail users, the current help file is available from blocks at howard.fhcrc.org
by sending the word 'help' in the subject line. To search a protein (or DNA)
sequence, send it in a standard format to the same address. Individual blocks
and the corresponding Prosite entries are available using the 'get' utility
or by keyword browsing using the gopher host, gopher.fhcrc.org. The full
database may be obtained by anonymous ftp from ncbi.nlm.nih.gov in the
repository/blocks/unix directory.



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