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EPESTFIND(1e) EMBOSS Manual for Debian EPESTFIND(1e)


epestfind - Finds PEST motifs as potential proteolytic cleavage sites


epestfind -sequence sequence [-mwdata datafile] -window integer -order selection [-threshold float] -mono boolean -potential boolean -poor boolean -invalid boolean -map boolean -outfile outfile -graph xygraph

epestfind -help


epestfind is a command line program from EMBOSS (“the European Molecular Biology Open Software Suite”). It is part of the "Protein:Motifs" command group(s).


Input section

-sequence sequence

Protein sequence USA to be analysed.

-mwdata datafile

Default value: Emolwt.dat

Required section

-window integer

Minimal distance between positively charged amino acids. Default value: 10

-order selection

Name of the output file which holds the results of the analysis. Results may be sorted by length, position and score. Default value: score

Additional section

-threshold float

Threshold value to discriminate weak from potential PEST motifs. Valid PEST motifs are discriminated into 'poor' and 'potential' motifs depending on this threshold score. By default, the default value is set to +5.0 based on experimental data. Alterations are not recommended since significance is a matter of biology, not mathematics. Default value: +5.0

Advanced section

-mono boolean

Default value: N

-potential boolean

Decide whether potential PEST motifs should be printed. Default value: Y

-poor boolean

Decide whether poor PEST motifs should be printed. Default value: Y

-invalid boolean

Decide whether invalid PEST motifs should be printed. Default value: N

-map boolean

Decide whether PEST motifs should be mapped to sequence. Default value: Y

Output section

-outfile outfile

Name of file to which results will be written.

-graph xygraph


Bugs can be reported to the Debian Bug Tracking system (, or directly to the EMBOSS developers (


epestfind is fully documented via the tfm(1) system.


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05/11/2012 EMBOSS 6.4.0