Signal peptide sequence

Kenta Nakai nakai at
Sun May 5 23:39:35 EST 1996

In article <4mc0b7$3oh at woodstock.socs.uts.EDU.AU>, Slavica Masina 
<smasina at> wrote:

> Does anybody know any methods, preferably recent, for the identification
> of protein secretory sequences and for prediciting the site of cleavage
> between a signal sequence and the mature exported protein. I currently
> have the paper of G. von Heljne (1986) Nucleic acids research, 14(11),
> but I would prefer computer program that performs the analysis. Can
> anyone help?

Try the PSORT WWW server (
It implements von Heijne's method for the prediction
of signal peptide cleavage site and lots more for
the prediction of subcellular localization site.

Kenta Nakai
IMCB, Osaka University

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