Learn to use DrugBank, a free, web-based tool that combines chemoinformatics with bioinformatics. Explore both the chemical and biological nature of drugs in silico using DrugCards, the functional units of DrugBank. Each DrugCard represents a unique drug in the database and contains over 100 information fields collated from numerous scientific sources. DrugCards provide extensive information on approved drugs, biotech drugs, small molecules, experimental drugs, and nutraceuticals, yet DrugCards are easy to read and shuffle through. You can query DrugBank with either chemical or biological terms, including the protein targets of drugs or the enzymes that metabolize them. A new feature correlates genetic single nucleotide polymorphisms with adverse drug reactions and drug effectiveness. Ideal for the student, scientist, drug discoverer, clinician, pharmacist, or general public, DrugBank will help you find the answers to your questions about pharmaceuticals and their underlying biological effects.

You will learn:

  • to understand and interpret DrugCard data
  • how to query and browse through DrugBank information
  • how to perform basic searches for specific drug information
  • to perform advanced queries via text, sequence, chemistry, structure, and other parameters
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TUTORIALS

This tutorial is a part of the tutorial group Human variations. You might find the other tutorials in the group interesting:

GAD: Genetic Association Database: An archived database associating human genes and polymorphisms with diseases

Madeline 2.0: Human pedigree diagram tools

DGV: Database of Genomic Variants: Database of Genomic Variants, DGV, catalogs and displays structural variation in the human genome

NIEHS SNPs: National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences Environmental Genome Project (EGP) SNPs

OMIM: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM): A database of human genes, genetic diseases and disorders

CGAP: Characterize the molecular genetic changes that cause a normal cell to become a cancer cell

ENCODE Foundations: ENCyclopedia of DNA Elements

HapMap: HapMap, a database and analysis resource of human variation

Genetics Home Reference: A collection of data describing the effects of genetic variability on human health and disease

GeneSNPs: An integrated view of gene structure and SNP variations

dbGaP: A database of genotypes and phenotypes with extensive variation data and clinical details

SeattleSNPs: Human SNPs in genes

dbSNP: NCBI's SNP database

GeneTests: GeneTests, a current, comprehensive genetic testing resource

CATEGORIES

Genome Databases (euk) : Genomic databases or repositories primarily aimed at eukaryotic organisms. Some may contain prokaryotic data as well.

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Akhondi A Saber et al., Recognition of chemical entities: combining dictionary-based and grammar-based approaches Text mining for chemistry and the CHEMDNER track. Journal of Cheminformatics (2015) doi:10.1186/1758-2946-7-S1-S10

Krallinger Martin et al., The CHEMDNER corpus of chemicals and drugs and its annotation principles Text mining for chemistry and the CHEMDNER track. Journal of Cheminformatics (2015) doi:10.1186/1758-2946-7-S1-S2