Pfam: clans, web tools and services

Robert D Finn, Jaina Mistry, Benjamin Schuster-Böckler, Sam Griffiths-Jones, Volker Hollich, Timo Lassmann, Simon Moxon, Mhairi Marshall, Ajay Khanna, Richard Durbin, Sean R Eddy, Erik L L Sonnhammer, Alex Bateman

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Pfam is a database of protein families that currently contains 7973 entries (release 18.0). A recent development in Pfam has enabled the grouping of related families into clans. Pfam clans are described in detail, together with the new associated web pages. Improvements to the range of Pfam web tools and the first set of Pfam web services that allow programmatic access to the database and associated tools are also presented. Pfam is available on the web in the UK (, the USA (, France ( and Sweden (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)D247-D251
Number of pages5
JournalNucleic Acids Research
Issue numberSuppl 1
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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