What is the master file?

This is a documentation on the master file of the GTOP database, developed by the Laboratory of Gene-product Informatics at the National Institute of Genetics. GTOP contains information on assigned 3D-structres, family classifications, domain structures, etc. of the proteomes derived from numerous genome sequences. Please refer to what is GTOP ? for details.

Analytical results of the GTOP database are stored as master files. A master file is a collection of one-line descriptions summarizing analytical results for a protein, with each line initiated by the header, GT:ID and ended by the string, "//". The lines in the master file have a description headed by a header of 15 characters, which describes the source or property of the information. When a protein has multiple pieces of information under one header, multiple lines of the header are entered.

One line descriptions in the master file