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Eukaryotic Linear Motif resource ELM


A manually curated database of short linear motifs (SLiMs). ELM 2016 contains more than 240 different motif classes with over 2700 experimentally validated instances, manually curated from more than 2400 scientific publications. In addition, more data have been made available as individually searchable pages and are downloadable in various formats.

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ELM classification

  • Animals
  • Fungi
  • Plants
  • Protists

ELM specifications

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  • Toby J. Gibson <>


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Structural and Computational Biology, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany; Health Services Research Unit, Operational Direction Public Health and Surveillance, Scientific Institute of Public Health (WIV-ISP), Brussels, Belgium; Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg, Germany; Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

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