The University of Minnesota Biocatalysis/Biodegradation Database: Improving public access

Junfeng Gao, Lynda B.M. Ellis, Lawrence P. Wackett

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Abstract

The University of Minnesota Biocatalysis/Biodegradation Database (UM-BBD, http://umbbd.msi.umn.edu/) began in 1995 and now contains information on almost 1200 compounds, over 800 enzymes, almost 1300 reactions and almost 500 microorganism entries. Besides these data, it includes a Biochemical Periodic Table (UM-BPT) and a rule-based Pathway Prediction System (UM-PPS) (http://umbbd.msi.umn.edu/predict/) that predicts plausible pathways for microbial degradation of organic compounds. Currently, the UM-PPS contains 260 biotransformation rules derived from reactions found in the UM-BBD and scientific literature. Public access to UM-BBD data is increasing. UM-BBD compound data are now contributed to PubChem and ChemSpider, the public chemical databases. A new mirror website of the UM-BBD, UM-BPT and UM-PPS is being developed at ETH Zürich to improve speed and reliability of online access from anywhere in the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbergkp771
Pages (from-to)D488-D491
JournalNucleic acids research
Volume38
Issue numberSUPPL.1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 18 2009

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