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Bioinformatics Tools and Databases

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This site has links to tools for working with nucleic acids and proteins.

The UMBC's Beginning Molecular Biology Laboratory Manual is a collection of general laboratory and molecular biology protocols and resources.

This site is a science-based bulletin board for techniques, tips, and questions concerning molecular biology, cell biology, microscopy, and bioinformatics.

BLAST finds regions of similarity between nucleotide or protein sequences.

ClustalW is the European Bioinformatics Institute's general purpose multiple sequence alignment program for DNA or proteins

This site has links to databases for molecular biology & sequence analysis tools.

The EMBL Nucleotide Sequence Database is Europe's primary nucleotide sequence resource.

Entrez is the integrated, text based search and retrieval system used to search the National Center for Biotechnology Information's major databases.

This site is an annotated non-redundant collection of eukaryotic POL II promoters, for which the transcription start site has been determined experimentally.

The ExPASy Proteomics Server of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics is a site dedicated to the analysis of protein sequences and structures.

GenBank is the NIH's sequence database which includes an annotated collection of all publically available DNA sequences.

Genscan is a program for predicting the locations and exon-intron structures of genes in genomic sequences from a variety of organisms.

H-Invitational Database (H-InvDB) is a human gene database, with integrative annotation of 56,419 full-length cDNA clones currently available from six high throughput cDNA sequencing projects.

HomoloGene is a system for automated detection of homologs among the annotated genes of several completely sequenced eukaryotic genomes.

The Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD) represents an attempt to collate known (published) gene lesions responsible for human inherited disease.

NCBI's Web site serves an an integrated, one-stop, genomic information infrastructure for biomedical researchers from around the world so that they may use these data in their research efforts.

The Human Mitochondrial Protein Database (HMPDb) provides data on mitochondrial and human nuclear encoded proteins involved in mitochondrial biogenesis and function.

This Web site has links to online bioinformatics programs for phylogeny, sequence analysis, nucleic acid and protein analysis, etc.

JCVI's Genome Projects are a collection of curated databases containing DNA and protein sequence, gene expression, cellular role, protein family, and taxonomic data for microbes, plants and humans.

Ths site provides access to information on three-dimensional biopolymer structures with an emphasis on visualization and analysis.

KEGG is a suite of databases and associated software, integrating our current knowledge on molecular interaction networks in biological processes (PATHWAY database), the information about the universe of genes and proteins (GENES/SSDB/KO databases), and the information about the universe of chemical compounds and reactions (COMPOUND/DRUG/GLYCAN/REACTION databases).

This site has a list of links and software that might be helpful for microArray research.

This site by the Computational Biology Center at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has information on Human microRNA targets, Drosophilia microRNA targets, and Zebrafish microRNA targets.

This site is focused on microRNA data. It has three sections: miRBase sequences, miRBase targets, and a miRBase registry.

This site is a national resource for molecular biology information that includes databases and other tools.

Electronic PCR (e-PCR) is computational procedure that is used to identify sequence tagged sites(STSs), within DNA sequences. e-PCR looks for potential STSs in DNA sequences by searching for subsequences that closely match the PCR primers and have the correct order, orientation, and spacing that could represent the PCR primers used to generate known STSs.

This site is a repository of three-dimensional structural information about nucleic acids.

This is a database of human genes and genetic disorders.

This site has a list of available phylogeny programs that are available on the Web.

Protein Protocols
Derived from the acclaimed Methods in molecular biology series. Contains all the major procedures needed for isolating, characterizing, and analyzing proteins, including powerful new techniques in mass spectroscopy and immunochemistry.

Proteomics tools for mining sequence databases
in conjunction with Mass Spectrometry experiments

This site has multiple tools that are used in proteomics research.

Contains the chemical structures of small organic molecules and information on their biological activities. Search for unique chemical structures, deposited structure records, bioassay records, and structures using text terms such as names, synonyms, keywords, or depositor-supplied identifiers, names of reagents, and SMILES, MOL file, and other formats.

This site has PCR protocols in molecular toxicology

The RCSB Protein Data Bank is an information portal to biological macromolecular structures.

TAIR is a comprehensive resource for the scientific community working with Arabidopsis thaliana.

The Arrowsmith Project links documents, disciplines, investigators, and databases. This site includes tools for working with Medline (PubMed), a Compendium of Biomedical Text Mining Tools, etc.

The Los Alamos National Laboratory's Influenza Sequence Database is a curated database of nucleotide sequences.

This site gives recommendations for troubleshooting DNA sequencing data. See chapter 7.

This is a troubleshooting site for PCR and multiplex PCR.

This site contains the reference sequence and working draft assemblies for a large collection of genomes. It also provides a portal to the ENCODE project.

Uni-Prot/Swiss-Prot is a curated protein sequence database.

UniProt (Universal Protein Resource) is a comprehensive catalog of information on protein sequences and functions.

Educational Resources and Animations

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This site includes movies of cells, movies of cellular calcium, and movies of molecular methods.

A listing of links to educational materials available on the Web for molecular biology and bioinformatics.

This European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) Web site offers tutorials, databases, a glossary, and resources in the areas of molecular and cellular biology and bioinformatics.

This site is designed to help users understand how genetics affects their lives and society. The site has interactive and print-based resources.

This is an online biology textbook and the site includes a search engine facilitate information retrieval.

The Library of 3-D Molecular Structures is part of the MathMol Library at New York University.

Excellent collection of quality health sites compiled by the National Library of Medicine. In addition to sources on about 500 diseases and conditions, there are "lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials." Patient education tutorials are also provided.

The Institute provided the lead in the Human Genome Project which concluded in 2003. Current efforts are focused on "research aimed at improving human health and fighting disease." The site includes links to informaiton on ethics, grants, and educational resources.

The Biology Project is an interactive online resource for learning biology, developed at The University of Arizona.

This site is a tutorial in the areas of genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics.

The Interactive Fly is a cyberspace guide to Drosophila development and metazoan evolution.

This site is a tutorial for medical biochemistry.

This site houses animations of cellular biology concepts.

Library Resources and Scientific Writing Sites

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Biological Abstracts (1969 - Current)
Biological Abstracts is now available as part of BIOSIS Previews.

BIOSIS Previews (including Biological Abstracts) (1969 - Current)
An international database covering the life science disciplines, indexing nearly 7,000 journals. Updated monthly.

CBE (Council of Biology Editors) Documentation
This is the University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center's guide to CBE (Council of Biology Editors) documentation.

This site is a guide to written and oral scientific communications.

This is a tutorial on how to write a scientific lab report.

Genamics JournalSeek is the largest completely categorized database of freely available journal information available on the internet.

Use this tool to determine the availability of online or print journals available at Kent State, as well as online titles available through OhioLINK.

MEDLINE (1949 - Current)
International index for medical literature, produced by the National Library of Medicine. Addresses all aspects of medicine and health care and offers citations from nearly 4,000 journals, books and book chapters, research and other sources. Includes citations originally found in the print indexes that date from 1950-1965.

PubMed provides free, worldwide access to MEDLINE. It also contains links to the full-text versions of articles at participating publishers' Web sites and access to PREMEDLINE basic citation information. NOTE: accessing PubMed through this URL will provide links to online, full-text articles available through KSU and OhioLINK.
Using RefWorks with PubMed citations (U.C. Berkeley)

MeSH is National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary used for indexing articles for MEDLINE/PubMed.

This is the NCBI's Literature Databases Web site.

PubMed provides free, worldwide access to MEDLINE. It also contains links to the full-text versions of articles at participating publishers' Web sites and access to PREMEDLINE basic citation information. NOTE: accessing PubMed through this URL will provide links to online, full-text articles available through KSU and OhioLINK.
Using RefWorks with PubMed citations (U.C. Berkeley)

This brochure is a guide to using PubMed.

PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

This is a beginner's guide to utilizing the PubMed database. This first module is an orientation to the PubMed site.

This is the second of eight modules designed to be a beginner's guide to using PubMed. This module is about doing keyword searches on PubMed.

This is the third of eight modules designed to be a beginner's guide to using PubMed. This module is a review of Boolean Operators.

This is the fourth of eight modules designed to be a beginner's guide to PubMed. This module is focused on showing how to use Boolean Operators in PubMed.

This is the fifth of eight modules designed to be a beginner's guide to PubMed. This module teaches how to do an author search in PubMed.

This module of the PubMed Tutorial focuses on how to e-mail, save, or print you citation list.

This last module of the PubMed Tutorial is designed to help new users to find print journals in the library once they have created a citation list.

This site is a guide to writing literature reviews.

This is a guide to writing a journal-style scientific paper.

This is a guide how to write scientific papers.

Molecular Biology Societies

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The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization.

The mission of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is to promote and develop the field of cell biology.

The Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution is an international society that exists to provide facilities for association and communication among molecular evolutionists, and has as one of its primary goals to increase communication between the fields of evolution and molecular biology.

Web Sites with Molecular Biology Links

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This site has provides access to Frontiers in Bioscience, a journal focused on the area of molecular biology. If you need to obtain a pdf copy of an article, please speak with Chemistry/Physics Library Staff.

This is a list of molecular and cellular biology links provided by the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University.

This site has links to molecular biology programs, tools, and portals.

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