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Bioinformatics. 2011 Aug 15;27(16):2302-3. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btr385. Epub 2011 Jun 23.

ODORactor: a web server for deciphering olfactory coding.

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Department of Pathophysiology, Key Laboratory of Cell Differentiation and Apoptosis of National Ministry of Education, Rui-Jin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao-Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, 200025, China.

Abstract

SUMMARY:

ODORactor is an open access web server aimed at providing a platform for identifying odorant receptors (ORs) for small molecules and for browsing existing OR-ligand pairs. It enables the prediction of ORs from the molecular structures of arbitrary chemicals by integrating two individual functionalities: odorant verification and OR recognition. The prediction of the ORs for several odorants was experimentally validated in the study. In addition, ODORactor features a comprehensive repertoire of olfactory information that has been manually curated from literature. Therefore, ODORactor may provide an effective way to decipher olfactory coding and could be a useful server tool for both basic olfaction research in academia and for odorant discovery in industry.

AVAILABILITY:

Freely available at http://mdl.shsmu.edu.cn/ODORactor

CONTACT:

jian.zhang@sjtu.edu.cn

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

PMID:
21700676
DOI:
10.1093/bioinformatics/btr385
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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