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ExplorEnz: a MySQL database of the IUBMB enzyme nomenclature

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Author(s): McDonald Andrew | Boyce Sinéad | Moss Gerard | Dixon Henry | Tipton Keith

Journal: BMC Biochemistry
ISSN 1471-2091

Volume: 8;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 14;
Date: 2007;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Abstract Background We describe the database ExplorEnz, which is the primary repository for EC numbers and enzyme data that are being curated on behalf of the IUBMB. The enzyme nomenclature is incorporated into many other resources, including the ExPASy-ENZYME, BRENDA and KEGG bioinformatics databases. Description The data, which are stored in a MySQL database, preserve the formatting of chemical and enzyme names. A simple, easy to use, web-based query interface is provided, along with an advanced search engine for more complex queries. The database is publicly available at http://www.enzyme-database.org. The data are available for download as SQL and XML files via FTP. Conclusion ExplorEnz has powerful and flexible search capabilities and provides the scientific community with the most up-to-date version of the IUBMB Enzyme List.

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