SimTandem: Similarity Search in Tandem Mass Spectra
SimTandem is a tool for fast identification of protein and peptide sequences from tandem mass spectra. The identification is based on similarity search of spectra captured by a tandem mass spectrometer in databases of theoretical mass spectra generated from databases of known protein sequences. Since the number of protein sequences in the databases grows rapidly and a sequential scan over the entire database of spectra is time-consuming, the non-metric access methods are employed as the database indexing techniques. SimTandem is based on a previously proposed method and is freely available at http://www.simtandem.org or http://www.siret.cz/simtandem .
Keywordsprotein sequences identification tandem mass spectrometry similarity search non-metric access methods SimTandem