The HMMTOP transmembrane topology prediction server

Bioinformatics. 2001 Sep;17(9):849-50. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/17.9.849.


The HMMTOP transmembrane topology prediction server predicts both the localization of helical transmembrane segments and the topology of transmembrane proteins. Recently, several improvements have been introduced to the original method. Now, the user is allowed to submit additional information about segment localization to enhance the prediction power. This option improves the prediction accuracy as well as helps the interpretation of experimental results, i.e. in epitope insertion experiments.

Availability: HMMTOP 2.0 is freely available to non-commercial users at Source code is also available upon request to academic users.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms*
  • Computer Simulation / statistics & numerical data
  • Database Management Systems / trends
  • Databases, Protein / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Markov Chains*
  • Membrane Proteins / chemistry*
  • Models, Statistical
  • Protein Structure, Secondary
  • Software* / trends


  • Membrane Proteins