AuthorsSeshadri Sundararajan, Vijayaraghava
Gabere, Musa Nur
Archer, John A.C.
Bajic, Vladimir B.
KAUST DepartmentComputational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC)
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AbstractThe demand for antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) is rising because of the increased occurrence of pathogens that are tolerant or resistant to conventional antibiotics. Since naturally occurring AMPs could serve as templates for the development of new anti-infectious agents to which pathogens are not resistant, a resource that contains relevant information on AMP is of great interest. To that extent, we developed the Dragon Antimicrobial Peptide Database (DAMPD, http://apps.sanbi.ac.za/dampd) that contains 1232 manually curated AMPs. DAMPD is an update and a replacement of the ANTIMIC database. In DAMPD an integrated interface allows in a simple fashion querying based on taxonomy, species, AMP family, citation, keywords and a combination of search terms and fields (Advanced Search). A number of tools such as Blast, ClustalW, HMMER, Hydrocalculator, SignalP, AMP predictor, as well as a number of other resources that provide additional information about the results are also provided and integrated into DAMPD to augment biological analysis of AMPs. The Author(s) 2011. Published by Oxford University Press.
CitationSeshadri Sundararajan V, Gabere MN, Pretorius A, Adam S, Christoffels A, et al. (2012) DAMPD: a manually curated antimicrobial peptide database. Nucleic Acids Research 40: D1108-D1112. doi:10.1093/nar/gkr1063.
PublisherOxford University Press (OUP)
JournalNucleic Acids Research
PubMed Central IDPMC3244992
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