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ConvertEnz reads lines extracted from the ENZYME database, and converts them to lower case.


ConvertEnz is a utility program which extracts data from the ENZYME database to build a local data file for the NewFeatures program.


This program was written by Peter Rice (E-mail: Post: Informatics Division, The Sanger Centre, Hinxton Hall, Cambridge, CB10 1RQ, UK).

All EGCG programs are supported by the EGCG Support Team, who can be contacted by E-mail (


Here is a sample session with ConvertEnz

  % convertenz
   CONVERTENZ of what file (* newfeatureec.enz *) ?
   What file (* newfeatureec.class *) ?
   What should I call the output file (* newfeatureec.dat *) ?


The output from ConvertEnz is an enzyme description file suitable for use by NewFeatures.

  DE   alcohol dehydrogenase
  DE   alcohol dehydrogenase (NADP+)
  DE   homoserine dehydrogenase
  ID   6.3.5.-
  DE   carbon--nitrogen ligases with glutamine as amido-N-donor.
  ID   6.4.-.-
  DE   forming carbon-carbon bonds.
  ID   6.5.-.-
  DE   forming phosphoric ester bonds.


The input files for ConvertEnz are extracted from the ENZYME database by the newfeatureec script.


All parameters for this program may be put on the command line. Use the option -CHEck to see the summary below and to have a chance to add things to the command line before the program executes. In the summary below, the capitalized letters in the qualifier names are the letters that you must type in order to use the parameter. Square brackets ([ and ]) enclose qualifiers or parameter values that are optional. For more information, see "Using Program Parameters" in Chapter 3, Basic Concepts: Using Programs in the GCG User's Guide.

  Minimum syntax: % convertenz -Default
  Prompted Parameters:
  [-INfile1=]newfeatureec.enz    Enzyme data file
  [-INfile2=]newfeatureec.class  Enzyme class file
  [-OUTfile=]newfeatureec.dat    Output file
  Local Data Files: None
  Optional Parameters: None

Printed: April 22, 1996 15:52 (1162)