UniProt is a resource of information on protein sequences and function.
Manual curation of high quality experimental protein data from the literature
describes the role of a protein, and regions or sites of interest such as functional
domains, binding and enzyme active sites, sequence structure, post-translational
modifications and variants associated with disease.

In order to support the genomics community in the interpretation and exploration of
the rat (mixed female BN/SsNHsdMCW and male SHR) genome, UniProt provides an up-to-date
mapping between specific genomic sequence coordinates and the corresponding protein
sequence annotations.


Rat protein sequences in the UniProt Knowledgebase (UniProtKB) have been mapped
to the Rat reference genome assembly (Rnor_6.0) via the Ensembl resource. For each
protein sequence in UniProtKB the corresponding peptide, transcript and genomic
coordinates in Ensembl are identified. These mappings are updated for each UniProt
release and specific tracks are provided for each UniProt sequence annotation
type e.g. binding site.

Display Conventions and Configuration

Track naming convention

Each track name consists of a unique proteome identifier followed by the species
NCBI taxonomy identifier and the specific UniProt sequence annotation name.
For example, for rat the UniProt unique proteome identifier is UP000002494
and the NCBI taxonomy identifier is 10116.

The list of sequence annotation names and their descriptions are provided below.


The proteome is the set of proteins thought to be expressed by the organism.
UniProt proteomes include both manually reviewed (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)
and unreviewed (UniProtKB/TrEMBL) entries.


Any interesting single amino acid site on the sequence.


Binding site for any chemical group (co-enzyme, prosthetic group, etc).

Position(s) of calcium binding region(s) within the protein.

Covalently attached glycan group(s).


Extent of a polypeptide chain in the mature protein.


Positions of regions of coiled coil within the protein.


Residues participating in covalent linkage(s) between proteins.


Cysteine residues participating in disulfide bonds.


Position and type of a DNA-binding domain.


Position and type of each modular protein domain.


Extent of a region located in a membrane without crossing it.


Covalently attached lipid group(s).


Binding site for a metal ion.


Modified residues excluding lipids, glycans and protein cross-links.


Short (up to 20 amino acids) sequence motif of biological interest.


Nucleotide phosphate binding region.


Extent of an active peptide in the mature protein.


Region of interest in the sequence.


Positions of repeated sequence motifs or repeated domains.


Sequence targeting proteins to the secretory pathway or periplasmic space.


Any interesting single amino acid site on the sequence.


Location of non-membrane regions of membrane-spanning proteins.


Extent of a transit peptide for organelle targeting.


Extent of a membrane-spanning region.


A natural variant in the protein.


Position(s) and type(s) of zinc fingers within the protein.


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the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and the Protein Information Resource (PIR).

UniProt is supported by the National Eye Institute (NEI), National Human Genome Research
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of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive
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(BHF) (RG/13/5/30112), the Parkinson’s Disease United Kingdom (PDUK) GO grant G-1307, and
the NIH GO grant U41HG02273. UniProt activities at the SIB are additionally supported by
the Swiss Federal Government through the State Secretariat for Education, Research and
Innovation SERI. PIR’s UniProt activities are also supported by the NIH grants R01GM080646,
G08LM010720, and P20GM103446, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) grant DBI-1062520.