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To facilitate the need of larger scale analysis of protein sequences in the era of genomics, we updated our server to speed up the analysis. We are still testing and adding the new functions to the web server. Please let us know if you encounter any problems or have any suggestions.

MESSA: MEta Server for Sequence Analysis

MESSA provides predictions of local sequence features, spatial structure,
domain architecture and function for a given protein sequence. MESSA
and its application are described here. Details about how to use MESSA
and interpretation of the results are available here.


Enter your Protein Sequence in FASTA format or as plain-text: ?

Or upload your Protein Sequence as a file
  needed for signal peptide prediction and calculation of conservation indices
  input organism name (it will be autocompleted if it matches one in our database)


Input your Email Address (required): ?
Input a Job Name (optional): ?

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Comments, suggestions and bug reports to: Qian Cong