AlphaFold Protein Structure Database
AlphaFold is our AI system that predicts a protein’s 3D structure from its amino acid sequence. In CASP14, AlphaFold was the top-ranked protein structure prediction method by a large margin, producing predictions with high accuracy, many of which are competitive with experimentally-determined measurements.
We’ve partnered with Europe’s flagship laboratory for life sciences - EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - to create the AlphaFold Protein Structure Database to make these predictions freely available to the scientific community.
The initial release of the database covers all of the 20,000 proteins in the human proteome, along with the proteomes of several other biologically significant organisms, from E.coli to yeast, and from the fruit fly to the mouse. In the coming months we plan to expand the database to cover a large proportion of all the 100 million proteins catalogued in the UniRef90 database.