Sequence Homology Search
A sequence homology search against the PMD database can be carried out with
any query sequence, pasted on the input area of our web page.
Using this function, it is easy to find entries that have related sequences.
The search is performed against the wild-type, but not against mutated sequences.
The program for sequence homology search was written by one of the authors (T.K.).
The algorithm was based on the standard alignment technique and the ktup
The user can choose a threshold value of sequence identity between the range
from 30 to 100 %.
A result of the search is displayed as a multiple alignment of wild-type sequences,
whose mutated sites are differently colored.
By clicking a site of the sequence homology search result,
a summary of mutants at the site can be generated
from all related PMD entries.
This function is convenient because it allows the user to
find active sites or structurally important sites.