Hello all, I have a short sequence with what looks like a motif, I want to get an idea what its doing.
I have a very short sequence segment (~20 amino acids) of interest that I know is definitely doing something. There is a well defined segment of this that looks like a motif and it is invariantly conserved when I check as far back as Xenopus also suggesting it is a motif with some sort of function. I have tried using Expasys prosite and the other tools listed there to find out what this motif might be doing, searched the literature, and also tried simple blasting to find it in other proteins. None of these strategies have panned out too well. Looking for other methods of figuring out what this motif is... can anyone suggest tools, reading, or ideas for learning something about this motif ?