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

publication · 9 years ago
by Lawrence P. Wackett, Lynda B. M. Ellis, Junfeng Gao (University of Minnesota)
JChem Base
The University of Minnesota Biocatalysis/Biodegradation Database (UM-BBD, 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) ( 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 Z├╝rich to improve speed and reliability of online access from anywhere in the world.
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