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Database (Oxford). 2014 Jun 12;2014. pii: bau051. doi: 10.1093/database/bau051. Print 2014.

ParaPep: a web resource for experimentally validated antiparasitic peptide sequences and their structures.

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1
Cell biology and Immunology Division and Bioinformatics Centre, CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh-160036, India.
2
Cell biology and Immunology Division and Bioinformatics Centre, CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh-160036, India grish@imtech.res.in.
3
Cell biology and Immunology Division and Bioinformatics Centre, CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh-160036, India raghava@imtech.res.in.

Abstract

ParaPep is a repository of antiparasitic peptides, which provides comprehensive information related to experimentally validated antiparasitic peptide sequences and their structures. The data were collected and compiled from published research papers, patents and from various databases. The current release of ParaPep holds 863 entries among which 519 are unique peptides. In addition to peptides having natural amino acids, ParaPep also consists of peptides having d-amino acids and chemically modified residues. In ParaPep, most of the peptides have been evaluated for growth inhibition of various species of Plasmodium, Leishmania and Trypanosoma. We have provided comprehensive information about these peptides that include peptide sequence, chemical modifications, stereochemistry, antiparasitic activity, origin, nature of peptide, assay types, type of parasite, mode of action and hemolytic activity. Structures of peptides consisting of natural, as well as modified amino acids have been determined using state-of-the-art software, PEPstr. To facilitate users, various user-friendly web tools, for data fetching, analysis and browsing, have been integrated. We hope that ParaPep will be advantageous in designing therapeutic peptides against parasitic diseases. Database URL: http://crdd.osdd.net/raghava/parapep/.

PMID:
24923818
PMCID:
PMC4054663
DOI:
10.1093/database/bau051
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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