1) Decide which database you would like to search by clicking on the radio button next to its name. Note: You can only search one database at a time.
2) Choose the types of information you would like provided by checking the appropriate checkboxes on the left.
3) Define the criteria for your search by typing them into the text boxes on the right. Note: You can check certain attributes on the left and not provide criteria for them on the right. If you do so, your search will be performed based only on your criteria, but will return all the different types of information you requested for the genes or proteins matching your criteria.
4) Choose whether you would like to limit your search to a certain number of returned genes.
5) Press "Submit Query" in order to generate your search.
Find gene by name: Example: keratin
Find gene by cytoband: Example: Xq28
Find gene by locuslink: Example: 3846
Find gene by expression area: Example: brain
Find gene by accession #: Example: L24158
Find protein by subcellular location: Example: peroxisome
Find protein by description: Example: synaptotagmin
Find protein by GenBank number: Example: L24158
Find protein by function: Example: DNA binding
Find protein by keywords: Example: Signal
Find protein by PubMed #: Example: 1689460
Find protein by amino acid seq: Example: MSTNENANT
Find protein family by description: Example: EF-hand
Find protein family by Swissprot ID: Example: P26371
Limit the number of genes that are returned:
Output as an html table:
(You can copy and paste this type of output into a spreadsheet program such as MS Excel.)
Output to browser or save as tab-delimited text file:
(If your browser asks you whether you would like open in the browser or save to disk, you can either open in the browser, select it all and paste it into a spreadsheet program such as MS Excel or save it to a folder on your computer and then open it later in a spreadsheet program.)
Output to Email Address:
(You can enter multiple addresses separated by commas. A tab-delimited text file will be emailed to you when it is ready. This option is good for large queries such as those that contain more than 1000 genes.)

Copyright 2001 Kennedy Krieger Institute