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Old 12-27-2013
Shorten header of protein sequences in fasta file

I have a fasta file as follows

Code:
>sp|O15090|FABP4_HUMAN Fatty acid-binding protein, adipocyte OS=Homo sapiens GN=FABP4 PE=1 SV=3
MCDAFVGTWKLVSSENFDDYMKEVGVGFATRKVAGMAKPNMIISVNGDVITIKSESTFKN
TEISFILGQEFDEVTADDRKVKSTITLDGGVLVHVQKWDGKSTTIKRKREDDKLVVECVM
KGVTSTRVYERA
>sp|L18484|AP2A2_RAT AP-2 complex subunit alpha-2 OS=Rattus norvegicus GN=Ap2a2 PE=1 SV=3
MPAVSKGEGMRGLAVFISDIRNCKSKEAEIKRINKELANIRSKFKGDKALDGYSKKKYVC
KLLFIFLLGHDIDFGHMEAVNLLSSNRYTEKQIGYLFISVLVNSNSELIRLINNAIKNDL
ASRNPTFMGLALHCIANVGSREMAEAFAGEIPKILVAGDTMDSVKQSAALCLLRLYRTSP
DLVPMGDWTSRVVHLLNDQHLGVVTAATSLITTLAQKNPEEFKTSVSLAVSRLSRIVTSA
STDLQDYTYYFVPAPWLSVKLLRLLQCYPPPDPAVRGRLTECLETILNKAQEPPKSKKVQ

I would like to shorten the header of each sequence like this

Code:
>O15090
MCDAFVGTWKLVSSENFDDYMKEVGVGFATRKVAGMAKPNMIISVNGDVITIKSESTFKN
TEISFILGQEFDEVTADDRKVKSTITLDGGVLVHVQKWDGKSTTIKRKREDDKLVVECVM
KGVTSTRVYERA
>L18484
MPAVSKGEGMRGLAVFISDIRNCKSKEAEIKRINKELANIRSKFKGDKALDGYSKKKYVC
KLLFIFLLGHDIDFGHMEAVNLLSSNRYTEKQIGYLFISVLVNSNSELIRLINNAIKNDL
ASRNPTFMGLALHCIANVGSREMAEAFAGEIPKILVAGDTMDSVKQSAALCLLRLYRTSP
DLVPMGDWTSRVVHLLNDQHLGVVTAATSLITTLAQKNPEEFKTSVSLAVSRLSRIVTSA
STDLQDYTYYFVPAPWLSVKLLRLLQCYPPPDPAVRGRLTECLETILNKAQEPPKSKKVQ

Any help would be greatly appreciated
# 2  
Old 12-27-2013
Code:
$ awk -F"|" '/>/{$0=">"$2}1' file

This User Gave Thanks to Akshay Hegde For This Post:
# 3  
Old 12-27-2013
Hi,

It works perfectly. Thank you very much!
# 4  
Old 03-18-2014
Hello,

Following may also helpful.

Code:
awk -vs1="\>" -F"|" '/^\>/ {print s1 $2;next} 1'  file_name

Output will be as follows.

Code:
>O15090
MCDAFVGTWKLVSSENFDDYMKEVGVGFATRKVAGMAKPNMIISVNGDVITIKSESTFKN
TEISFILGQEFDEVTADDRKVKSTITLDGGVLVHVQKWDGKSTTIKRKREDDKLVVECVM
KGVTSTRVYERA
>L18484
MPAVSKGEGMRGLAVFISDIRNCKSKEAEIKRINKELANIRSKFKGDKALDGYSKKKYVC
KLLFIFLLGHDIDFGHMEAVNLLSSNRYTEKQIGYLFISVLVNSNSELIRLINNAIKNDL
ASRNPTFMGLALHCIANVGSREMAEAFAGEIPKILVAGDTMDSVKQSAALCLLRLYRTSP
DLVPMGDWTSRVVHLLNDQHLGVVTAATSLITTLAQKNPEEFKTSVSLAVSRLSRIVTSA
STDLQDYTYYFVPAPWLSVKLLRLLQCYPPPDPAVRGRLTECLETILNKAQEPPKSKKVQ



Thanks,
R. Singh

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