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Metal-MACiE: a database of metals involved in biological catalysis

Claudia Andreini, Ivano Bertini, Gabriele Cavallaro, Gemma L. Holliday and Janet M. Thornton

in Bioinformatics

Volume 25, issue 16, pages 2088-2089
Published in print August 2009 | ISSN: 1367-4803
Published online April 2009 | e-ISSN: 1460-2059 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btp256
Metal-MACiE: a database of metals involved in biological catalysis

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Summary: Metal-MACiE is a new publicly available web-based database, held in MySQL, which aims to organize the available information on the properties and the roles of metals in the context of the catalytic mechanisms of metalloenzymes. Metal-MACiE, which currently covers 75% of metal-dependent enzyme commission (EC) sub-sub-classes and is continuously growing, exploits the existing MACiE database for the annotation of the reaction mechanisms. The two databases constitute complementary sources of information for enzymology, biochemistry and molecular pharmacology studies.

Availability: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/thornton-srv/databases/Metal_MACiE/home.html

Contact: andreini@cerm.unifi.it

Supplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

Journal Article.  1203 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

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