[Chimera-users] meaning of evidence in PDB/UniProt Info

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Feb 18 10:12:42 PST 2013

Hi Luis,
The short answer is that I don't know -- that information is taken directly from UniProt, so I would recommend trying to find out at their website:


You didn't say which UniProt entry, so I can't look at the same thing, but if you search UniProt for that entry and display it, the "Sequence annotation (features)" part is what Chimera gets.  Chimera gets it in XML format.  You can see if the HTML (user-readable web page) format gives something more informative.

My guess is that the numbers might point to literature references or refer to types of experiments.

Sorry I don't know the answer,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Feb 18, 2013, at 6:59 AM, Luis M. Sánchez wrote:

> In PDB/UniProt Info some features have a line with a numeric value for evidence. For example:
> 	N-linked (GlcNAc...) (complex)
> 	evidence=1 2 3 7 8 9 10 12
> What do those numbers means?
> Thanks for a great program and best regards
> Luis M. Sánchez

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