SignalP

The SignalP application predicts the presence and location of signal peptide cleavage sites in amino acid sequences from different organisms: Gram-positive prokaryotes, Gram-negative prokaryotes, and eukaryotes. The method incorporates a prediction of cleavage sites and a signal peptide/non-signal peptide prediction based on a combination of several artificial neural networks. Signal peptides indicate a protein that will be secreted. Prediction of signal peptides is quite accurate however care must be exercised and these regions should be verified by other means. (Henrik Nielsen, Jacob Engelbrecht, Søren Brunak and Gunnar von Heijne. Identification of prokaryotic and eukaryotic signal peptides and prediction of their cleavage sites. Protein Engineering 10, 1-6 (1997)

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