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T3DB: a comprehensively annotated database of common toxins and their targets.

Nucleic acids research | Jan 22, 2010

In an effort to capture meaningful biological, chemical and mechanistic information about clinically relevant, commonly encountered or important toxins, we have developed the Toxin and Toxin-Target Database (T3DB). The T3DB is a unique bioinformatics resource that compiles comprehensive information about common or ubiquitous toxins and their toxin-targets into a single electronic repository. The database currently contains over 2900 small molecule and peptide toxins, 1300 toxin-targets and more than 33,000 toxin-target associations. Each T3DB record (ToxCard) contains over 80 data fields providing detailed information on chemical properties and descriptors, toxicity values, protein and gene sequences (for both targets and toxins), molecular and cellular interaction data, toxicological data, mechanistic information and references. This information has been manually extracted and manually verified from numerous sources, including other electronic databases, government documents, textbooks and scientific journals. A key focus of the T3DB is on providing 'depth' over 'breadth' with detailed descriptions, mechanisms of action, and information on toxins and toxin-targets. T3DB is fully searchable and supports extensive text, sequence, chemical structure and relational query searches, similar to those found in the Human Metabolome Database (HMDB) and DrugBank. Potential applications of the T3DB include clinical metabolomics, toxin target prediction, toxicity prediction and toxicology education. The T3DB is available online at http://www.t3db.org.

Pubmed ID: 19897546 RIS Download

Mesh terms: Computational Biology | Databases, Factual | Databases, Protein | Drug Design | Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions | Humans | Information Storage and Retrieval | Internet | Pharmaceutical Preparations | Pharmacology | Quality Control | Reproducibility of Results | Software | Toxins, Biological

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T3DB

Database that combines detailed toxin data with comprehensive toxin target information. The database currently houses 3,053 toxins described by 32,276 synonyms, including pollutants, pesticides, drugs, and food toxins, which are linked to 1,670 corresponding toxin target records. Altogether there are 37,084 toxin, toxin target associations. (March 2014) Each toxin record (ToxCard) contains over 50 data fields and holds information such as chemical properties and descriptors, toxicity values, molecular and cellular interactions, and medical information. This information has been extracted from over 5,454 sources sources, which include other databases, government documents, books, and scientific literature. The focus of the T3DB is on providing mechanisms of toxicity and target proteins for each toxin. This dual nature of the T3DB, in which toxin and toxin target records are interactively linked in both directions, makes it unique from existing databases. It is also fully searchable and supports extensive text, sequence, chemical structure, and relational query searches

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