The Pfam protein families database

Bateman, Alex, Coin, Lachlan, Durbin, Richard, Finn, Robert D, Hollich, Volker, Griffiths-Jones, Sam, Khanna, Ajay, Marshall, Mhairi, Moxon, Simon ORCID:, Sonnhammer, Erik L L, Studholme, David J, Yeats, Corin and Eddy, Sean R (2004) The Pfam protein families database. Nucleic Acids Research, 32 (Suppl 1). D138-D141. ISSN 0305-1048

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Pfam is a large collection of protein families and domains. Over the past 2 years the number of families in Pfam has doubled and now stands at 6190 (version 10.0). Methodology improvements for searching the Pfam collection locally as well as via the web are described. Other recent innovations include modelling of discontinuous domains allowing Pfam domain definitions to be closer to those found in structure databases. Pfam is available on the web in the UK (, the USA (, France ( and Sweden (

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2016 00:22
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 06:31
DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkh121

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