Linking to the Pfam website

Linking to family pages

You can refer to Pfam families either by accession or ID. You can also refer to a family by “entry”, although this is a convenience that should be used only if you’re not sure if what you have is an accession or an ID.

Pfam accession numbers are more stable between releases than IDs and we strongly recommend that you link by accession number.

Here are some examples of linking to Pfam families:

Directly, using either accession or ID:

/family/PF00002 or /family/7tm_2

Using a parameter, by accession:

/family?acc=PF00002

Using a parameter, by ID:

/family?id=7tm_2

Using the “entry” parameter with either accession or ID:

/family?entry=PF00002 or /family?entry=7tm_2

Linking to protein sequence pages

As for Pfam family pages, you can refer to protein sequence pages by accession, ID or entry. Protein IDs are unstable and do change between releases, so, again, we strongly recommend that you use protein accessions where possible.

Here are some examples of linking to protein sequence pages at EBI:

Directly:

/protein/P15498 or /protein/VAV_HUMAN

By accession:

/protein?acc=P15498

By ID:

/protein?id=VAV_HUMAN

Using “entry”:

/protein?entry=P15498 or /protein?entry=VAV_HUMAN