I have made a search in p-blast. I would like to search for the protein results in uniprot. how can I do it directly? I can go to GENBANK but i would like to go to UNIPROT. Thank you!!!

  • $\begingroup$ Ah ... yes thats tricky. The only thing I can suggest is using Biopython for Genbank and Uniprot because Biopython facilitates both. $\endgroup$
    – M__
    Apr 26, 2020 at 22:40
  • $\begingroup$ thank you a lot for your answer!! $\endgroup$
    – marilu
    Apr 27, 2020 at 8:08

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UniProt also provides a BLAST service (https://www.uniprot.org/blast), or you could use the Expasy BLAST too, at https://web.expasy.org/blast.

If you have performed your similarity search at NCBI or elsewhere, you can map the identifiers from that result to UniProt by using the UniProt IDmapping service at https://www.uniprot.org/uploadlists. This can also be used programmatically, cf https://www.uniprot.org/help/api_idmapping

  • $\begingroup$ This is all very useful information... just want to add that NCBI Protein BLAST also has "UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot" as a Database option. $\endgroup$
    – vkkodali
    Jul 20, 2021 at 18:22

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