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Friday, June 09, 2006

New OA database of genetic and protein interactions

First comprehensive literature-derived database of yeast interactions, a press release from BioMed Central, June 8, 2006. Excerpt:
Researchers have built the first comprehensive manually-generated, literature-based, database of genetic and protein interactions. The database, which doubles the amount of information available on interaction networks in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, will be a useful resource for both the yeast and the systems biology community. In a study published today in the open access journal Journal of Biology, researchers manually curated the entire literature for genetic and physical protein interactions in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, an important model system for human cells. The database enabled better predictions of gene functions and protein interactions than all previous data collections combined....

The literature interaction dataset is publicly available at the BioGRID database and at the Saccharomyces Genome Database.