TitlePASS2 version 6: a database of structure-based sequence alignments of protein domain superfamilies in accordance with SCOPe.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsGhosh P, Bhattacharyya T, Mathew OK, Sowdhamini R
JournalDatabase (Oxford)
Date Published2019 Jan 01

The number of protein structures is increasing due to the individual initiatives and rapid development of structure determination techniques. Structure-based sequence alignments of distantly related proteins enable the investigation of structural, evolutionary and functional relationships between proteins and their domains leading to their common evolutionary origin. Protein Alignments organized as Structural Superfamilies (PASS2) is a database that provides such alignments of members of protein domain superfamilies of known structure and with less than 40% sequence identity. PASS2 has been continuously updated in accordance to Structural Classification of Proteins (SCOP), and now Structural Classification of Proteins - extended (SCOPe). The current update directly corresponds to SCOPe 2.06, dealing with 2006 domain superfamilies of known structure and about 14 000 domains. Alignments have been augmented by features such as hidden Markov models, highly conserved residues, structural motifs and gene ontology terms, which are available for download. In this update, we introduce the concepts of 'extreme structural outliers' and 'split superfamilies' as well.

Alternate JournalDatabase (Oxford)
PubMed ID30820573