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ISOB: A Database of Indigenous Snake Species of Bangladesh with respective known venom composition



Zahida Yesmin Roly1, Md Abdul Hakim1, ASM Shahriar Zahan2, M Monzur Hossain2 & Md Abu Reza1*



1Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh; 2Department of Botany, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh


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Received January 16, 2015; Accepted January 22, 2015; Published February 28, 2015



At present there is no well structured database available for the venomous snakes and venom composition of snakes in the world although venom has immense importance in biomedical research. Searching for a specific venom component from NCBI, PDB or public databases is troublesome, because they contain huge amount of data entries. Therefore, we created a database named ‘ISOB’ which is a web accessible unique secondary database that represents the first online available bioinformatics resource showing venom composition of snakes. This database provides a comprehensive overview of seventy-eight indigenous snake species covering description of snakes supplemented with structural information of the relevant individual available venom proteins. We strongly believe that this database will contribute significantly in the field of bioinformatics, environmental research, proteomics, drug development and rationale drug designing.





Snake venom, Database, Indigenous snakes, Bangladesh, 3D structure



Roly et al. Bioinformation 11(2): 107-114 (2015)

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P Kangueane






Biomedical Informatics



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