Tutorial: How do I report a new enzyme sequence?

If you have an enzyme with new sequence data, we encourage you to walk through the following procedure to make sure that the enzyme’s sequence is properly logged in GenBank and that it has either its proper EC number or is considered for a new EC number.

This procedure may look a little complex, but don’t be intimidated! It’s actually pretty clear, and both GenBank and the EC are easy to work with.

Tutorial - report enzyme


Here are live versions of the links mentioned in the flow chart above.

GenBank submission
NCBI Protein database
UniProt submissions
EC database search
EC hierarchy browser
Request a new EC number
GenBank update