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Title

MPDB: Molecular Pathways Brain Database

 

Authors

Gopal Madhana Vigneshwari1, Sankaranarayana Ramamoorthy1, Aarathy Muralikrishnan1,
Prerna Srivastava1, Monisha pathania1 & Sankaran Krishnaswamy1,2*

 

Affiliation

1Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics, School of Biotechnology, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai - 625021; 2Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai - 600113, India

 

Email

Sankaran Krishnaswamy Email: mkukrishna@gmail.com; *Corresponding author

 

Article Type

Database

Date

Received January 01, 2016; Revised February 25, 2016; Accepted February 26, 2016; Published April 10, 2016

 

Abstract

Molecular Pathways Brain Database (MPDB), is a novel database for molecular information of the brain pathways and is an initiative to provide an organized platform for researchers in the field of neuro-informatics. The database currently has information from 1850 molecules for three different sensory pathways namely olfactory transduction, photo transduction and long-term potentiation. The usefulness of the database is demonstrated by an analysis of the olfactory transduction pathway which helps understand their olfactory specifity and further indicates that some of the molecules have evolved independently among these organisms as per the need of time and function.

 

Availability

 The database is available for free at http://pranag.physics.iisc.ernet.in/mpdb/

 

Citation

Vigneshwari et al. Bioinformation 12(2): 32-35 (2016)

 

Edited by

P Kangueane

 

ISSN

0973-2063

 

Publisher

Biomedical Informatics

 

License

This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. This is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.