Posts for the month of October 2011

Human metabolic pathway database online

Our collaborator Miranda Stobbe used MOLGENIS to publish a critical assessment of human metabolic pathway databases: a stepping stone for future integration. She compared the genes, EC numbers and reactions of five frequently used human metabolic pathway databases. The overlap is surprisingly low, especially on reaction level, where the databases agree on 3% of the 6968 reactions they have combined! Find the full story at BMC Bioinformatics and the data at