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A python service to query the UniprotKB database through a JSON api.

Project Description


This is a UniprotKB server to deploy into an intranet.


If you want to deploy this service on any GNU/Linux or OSX system you just need to execute:

$ pip install uniprotkbserver

If you want to improve this library, you should download the [github repository]( and execute:

$ make deploy

On Ubuntu Desktop there are some other libraries not installed by default (zlibc curl libssl0.9.8 libbz2-dev libxslt-dev libxml-dev) which may need to be installed to use these library. Use the next command to automate the installation of the additional C libraries:

$ make ubuntu deploy

Also, you need to have the wget and awk packages installed.


To test all the project you should use the command:

$ make test

If you want to help us or report an issue join to us through the [Github issue tracker](


To run the server you need to execute:

$ python -m uniprotkb

Before the start, the server it is going to update (when it is outdated) to the last version of the file uniprot_sprot.dat.gz (approximately 507MB), so be patient it can take a while.


This software is developed by [LELOIR]( You can contact us to [](

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