a collection of domains and sequence motifs located conservatively in one side of membranes either in transmembrane or globular proteins. The database was created by predicting the transmembrane status and topology of all protein sequence in UniProt database by the CCTOP algorithm and scanning by specific domain or motif detecting algorithms. The identified domain or motif was added to the database if it was uniformly annotated in the same side of the membrane of the various proteins in UniProt database. The sequences in the UniProt database were scanned by using hmmpfam algoritm with Pfam and Smart domain databases, prosite scan with Prosite motif database and fingerprints algorithm with Prints database. For further details refer to our manuscripts.
TOPDOM can be
downloaded either the whole database or various subset of the database in XML format. The database can be searched by keywords or identifiers. Moreover, users can scan their protein sequences against the TOPDOM domains and motifs.