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Database of manually annotated protein complexes from mammalian organisms. Annotation includes protein complex function, localization, subunit composition, literature references and more. All information is obtained from individual experiments published in scientific articles, but data from high-throughput experiments is excluded.
The majority of protein complexes in CORUM originates from man (65%), followed by mouse (14%) and rat (14%).

URL: http://mips.helmholtz-muenchen.de/genre/proj/corum

Resource ID: nif-0000-02688     Resource Type: Resource     Version: Latest Version


mammalian protein, protein, protein complex, protein function

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mammal, human, mouse, rat




CORUM - the Comprehensive Resource of Mammalian protein complexes, CORUM the Comprehensive Resource of Mammalian protein complexes

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BMBF, 031U212C

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12:00am June 30, 2011

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Created 2 months ago by Christie Wang

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CORUM: the comprehensive resource of mammalian protein complexes.

  • Ruepp A
  • Nucleic Acids Res.
  • 2008 15

Protein complexes are key molecular entities that integrate multiple gene products to perform cellular functions. The CORUM (http://mips.gsf.de/genre/proj/corum/index.html) database is a collection of experimentally verified mammalian protein complexes. Information is manually derived by critical reading of the scientific literature from expert annotators. Information about protein complexes includes protein complex names, subunits, literature references as well as the function of the complexes. For functional annotation, we use the FunCat catalogue that enables to organize the protein complex space into biologically meaningful subsets. The database contains more than 1750 protein complexes that are built from 2400 different genes, thus representing 12% of the protein-coding genes in human. A web-based system is available to query, view and download the data. CORUM provides a comprehensive dataset of protein complexes for discoveries in systems biology, analyses of protein networks and protein complex-associated diseases. Comparable to the MIPS reference dataset of protein complexes from yeast, CORUM intends to serve as a reference for mammalian protein complexes.

CORUM: the comprehensive resource of mammalian protein complexes--2009.

  • Ruepp A
  • Nucleic Acids Res.
  • 2010 22

CORUM is a database that provides a manually curated repository of experimentally characterized protein complexes from mammalian organisms, mainly human (64%), mouse (16%) and rat (12%). Protein complexes are key molecular entities that integrate multiple gene products to perform cellular functions. The new CORUM 2.0 release encompasses 2837 protein complexes offering the largest and most comprehensive publicly available dataset of mammalian protein complexes. The CORUM dataset is built from 3198 different genes, representing approximately 16% of the protein coding genes in humans. Each protein complex is described by a protein complex name, subunit composition, function as well as the literature reference that characterizes the respective protein complex. Recent developments include mapping of functional annotation to Gene Ontology terms as well as cross-references to Entrez Gene identifiers. In addition, a 'Phylogenetic Conservation' analysis tool was implemented that analyses the potential occurrence of orthologous protein complex subunits in mammals and other selected groups of organisms. This allows one to predict the occurrence of protein complexes in different phylogenetic groups. CORUM is freely accessible at (http://mips.helmholtz-muenchen.de/genre/proj/corum/index.html).