This site is a prelude to the internationally supported BioCatalogue system that will collect, store, validate, and make available web-services in the biosciences. This registry is mainly meant for the EU projects EMBRACE, BioSapiens and ENFIN, but other users are welcome too. As a potential web service user, you can search or browse the registry for services that match your needs. Furthermore, each entry includes live test data, showing the current and historical status of the service. Each entry can also include example client software to help you include them in your own programs or workflows. As a service provider, the registry helps you build high quality services that conform to industry standards, and gives you a means of advertising your tools to the user community as well as a platform for testing your service. Your service remains your property and published by you - this registry merely advertises its existence and its status.
This system will in due time merge seamlessly into the BioCatalogue, and if you use this registry, you will not have to register your service again with the BioCatalogue.
PairsDB is a collection of protein sequences and the BLAST and PSI-BLAST alignments between them.
This is a Web service interface to the Jaspar database which contain profiles of transcription factor binding sites. Profiles can be fetched as Position Frequency Matrices (PFM), Position Weight Matrices (PWM), or Information Content Matrices (ICM).
SMART can predict possible catalytic inactivity, based on the presence of essential amino acids at specific positions in the alignment. If any of the required amino acids are missing, the domain is marked as 'inactive'.