alexa The University of Minnesota Biocatalysis Biodegradation Database: improving public access.


Industrial Engineering & Management

Author(s): Gao J, Ellis LB, Wackett LP

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Abstract 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 Zürich to improve speed and reliability of online access from anywhere in the world.
This article was published in Nucleic Acids Res and referenced in Industrial Engineering & Management

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