Protael: protein data visualization library for the web

Bioinformatics. 2016 Feb 15;32(4):602-4. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btv605. Epub 2015 Oct 29.


Protael is a JavaScript library for creating interactive visualizations of biological sequences and various associated data. It allows users to generate high-quality vector graphics (SVG) and integrate it into web pages.

Availability and implementation: Protael distribution, documentation and examples are freely available at; source code is hosted at

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Computer Graphics*
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Programming Languages
  • Proteins / chemistry*
  • Software*


  • Proteins