Name PoSSuM
Aliases Pocket Similarity Search using Multiple-Sketches

"PoSSuM enables rapid exploration of similar binding sites among structures with different global folds as well as similar ones. Moreover, PoSSuM is useful for predicting the binding ligand for unbound structures. Basically, the users can search similar binding pockets using two search modes(cited from original site)."

Type DB
Main Institutes of management "Computational Biology Research Center (CBRC), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)"
Country of the Institute Japan
URL of the site |
Interface GUI
Input example

"step1: access SearchK( menu.step2: Input the id "1DJQ" in the "PDB ID" textbox.step3: Input the id "APD" in the "HET code of ligand" textbox, push the "Submit" button. "

Protein | Substrate binding site
Amount of the all data for download(Mbyte) | Method to obtain the all data. 0|None
External resources (databases) in building the product. PDB|CATH
Data type Protein-structure
Biological species in the main concern
All species
Conditions of use None
Frequency of updates (in last two years) 6
Last date of updates (date of confirmation) 2014/10/15 (2019/07/03)
Main IDs used in the products N/A
How to make a link to get access to each IDs. None
external databases to which this database/tool have links

PDB(|CATH(|School of Biological and Chemical Sciences(

Published papers (PubMed IDs)

pmid:22113700 | pmid:22135290 | pmid:25404129

Operational Status