NAR Molecular Biology Database Collection entry number 1168
Odronitz F. and Kollmar M.
Department of NMR-based Structural Biology, Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Am Fassberg 11, 37077 Goettingen, Germany

Database Description

CyMoBase is an online database for manually annotated protein sequences of cytoskeletal and motor proteins and associated information. It currently offers more than 3000 sequences from 26 proteins in more than 350 species. Meta information linked to sequences are: 564 Publications, NCBI nucleotide and protein IDs, coiled coil and domain predictions from parcoil2, pfam and prosite. Sequences are categorized into classes based on phylogenetic analysis. CyMoBase has a user friendly web interface with different search modules for precise and fast definition of complex search queries. Perspectives on search results ,featuring rich dynamically generated graphics, include: Sequence details, protein inventory by species, domain composition, class composition, molecular weight histogram and FASTA file download. Additionally, searches can be saved and monitored. CyMoBase is accessible from

Recent Developments

Recently we added versioning to sequence releases, fulltext search on abstacts, doubled the number of proteins and added the possibility to save searches.


This work has been supported by the Max-Planck-Society and funded by grant I80798 of the VolkswagenStiftung.


Odronitz F, Kollmar M. (2006) Pfarao: a web application for protein family analysis customized for cytoskeletal and motor proteins (CyMoBase). BMC Genomics. 7:300

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