Minimotif miner 2nd release: a database and web system for motif search

Nucleic Acids Res. 2009 Jan;37(Database issue):D185-90. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkn865. Epub 2008 Oct 31.


Minimotif Miner (MnM) consists of a minimotif database and a web-based application that enables prediction of motif-based functions in user-supplied protein queries. We have revised MnM by expanding the database more than 10-fold to approximately 5000 motifs and standardized the motif function definitions. The web-application user interface has been redeveloped with new features including improved navigation, screencast-driven help, support for alias names and expanded SNP analysis. A sample analysis of prion shows how MnM 2 can be used. Weblink:, weblink for version 1 is

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Motifs* / genetics
  • Databases, Protein*
  • Internet
  • Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide
  • Prions
  • Protein Interaction Domains and Motifs*
  • Sequence Analysis, Protein
  • User-Computer Interface


  • Prions