Tip of the Week: Molecular INTeraction Database (MINT)
MINT, the Molecular INTeraction Database, is so much fun to use. I know–there is high-quality curated information from the scientific literature. And that’s the real point. But quite frankly, I just love to examine the protein-protein interactions in the MINT viewer. In this brief (about 3 minutes) exploration of some of the high-level features of MINT I will offer a taste of how fun and informative this resource is.
A team at the University of Rome brings MINT to you. Check it out here: http://mint.bio.uniroma2.it/mint/
But at just a few minutes, we can’t provide the full detail about how to understand the graphics and how to use the site most effectively. We have a full tutorial on MINT that you might want to examine if this is a tool you would want to use on a regular basis.
And for more detail on the background and goals of MINT you should check out their paper. From their abstract:
Over the past few years the number of curated physical interactions has soared to over 95000.
That’s a lot of MINT. If you are like me and the previous owners of your house planted mint, you’ll understand the scope