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Brenda - The Comprehensive Enzyme Information System
Title: Brenda - The Comprehensive Enzyme Information System
Title abbreviated: Brenda
Creator: Schomburg, Dietmar
Publisher: Universität / Institute for Biochemistry and Biotechnology / Department of Bioinformatics and Biochemistry
Abstract: BRENDA is the main collection of enzyme functional data available to the scientific community. It is available free of charge for academic, non-profit users via the internet and as an in-house database for commercial users (requests to our distributor Biobase). Today, as the large international genome sequence projects are gaining a great amount of public attention and huge sequence data bases are created it becomes more and more obvious that we are very limited in our ability to access functional data for the gene products - the proteins, in particular for enzymes. Those data are inherently very difficult to collect, interpret and standardize as they are highly distributed among journals from different fields and are often subject to experimental conditions. Nevertheless a systematic collection is essential for our interpretation of the genome information and more so for possible applications of this knowledge in the fields of medicine, agriculture, etc.. Recent progress on enzyme immobilisation, enzyme production, enzyme inhibition, coenzyme regeneration and enzyme engineering has opened up fascinating new fields for the potential application of enzymes in a large range of different areas. The enzymes are classified according to the Enzyme Commission list of enzymes. Some 3500 "different" enzymes are covered. Frequently enzymes with very different properties are included under the same EC number. Although we intend to give a representative overview on the characteristics and variability of each enzyme the Handbook is not a compendium. The reader will have to go to the primary literature for more detailed information. Naturally it is not possible to cover all the numerous literature references for each enzyme (for some enzymes up to 40000) if the data representation is to be concise as is intended. The data collection is being developed into a metabolic network information system with links to Enzyme expression and regulation information. [Information of the supplier]
Subject: Biochemistry (572)
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Audience: Experts
Language: English
Format: website; database
Resource type: Factual databases
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2011-08-17
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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