Out at a recent training I was talking to a scientist about resources for protein modifications–specifically glycans. There are special challenges and complexities about studying these residues and I was trying to direct him to resources that might offer some information. And then just last week I got notice that GlycoSuite is back online. So I thought I would mention that today:
From the Swiss-Flash mailing list on 5/29/09:
GlycoSuiteDB is back online
By Christine Hoogland
The Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics is pleased to announce the re-launch of GlycoSuiteDB, a product of Tyrian Diagnostics Ltd (formerly Proteome Systems Ltd). Thanks to this collaboration the glycan database is available in open access on the ExPASy website.
GlycoSuiteDB is a curated and annotated glycan database. The current Release 8.0 contains 9436 entries, sourced from 864 references. The content of the database was transcribed as is but will expand again. Within the next months new data relative to bacterial sugars will be included. In the coming year the database will evolve through collaborative work with glycobiologists including Prof. N. Packer who initiated the GlycoSuiteDB project. The database is now available from a new URL, you are welcome to update your bookmarks and websites accordingly:
So go get sugared up!