- What labs and/or how many are using PROSITE?
20 C2B2/MAGNet labs and about 50 Cancer-center and non-cancercenter labs
- Who is the main “database authority” for PROSITE?
Richard Friedman (friedman<at>cancercenter.columbia.edu)
- What kind of database is it? (flat-file, relational, XML, etc)
- Size of database?
- Anticipated yearly growth? (Megabytes/Gigabytes)
- Backup procedures? How often?
- Database backups (Hot, Cold, Both) [and/or]
- Operating system backup
- What servers/operating systems are hosting them (IP addresses)
- Approximately how many *active* users?
- How often is the database used? (Daily, Weekly, Monthly)
- What platforms are being used? (Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc)
- What applications are using these databases?
- Web interface?
- Application (GUI)?
- Command line interface (CUI)?
- Command line (GCG package) and x-Windows (seqlab)
- Is it accessible from outside the firewall to public users?
- What is the primary purpose of the database & types of data stored?
- PROSITE currently consists of a large collection of biologically meaningful motifs that are described as patterns or profiles, and linked to documentation briefly describing the protein family or domain they are designed to detect.
- The close relationship of PROSITE with the SWISS-PROT protein database allows the evaluation of the sensitivity and specificity of the PROSITE motifs and their periodic reviewing.
- It is useful for the identification of functional and structural motifs in protein sequences.
- May I access the database and if so, what is the login info?
- http://cancercenter.columbia.edu; for account => Contact: Janie Weiss (janie<at>cancercenter.columbia.edu)