NAR Molecular Biology Database Collection entry number 1998
K.S.Egorova, P.V.Toukach
N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky prospect 47, Moscow 119991, Russia

Database Description

Plant & Fungal Carbohydrate Structure Database (PFCSDB) stores published data on glycans and glycoconjugates of plant and fungal origin. It provides data on structures, bibliography, taxonomy, 1H and 13C NMR spectrum assignment, methods used for structure elucidation, cross-references, and other information (medical, biosynthetic, etc.). As of 2017, it contains ca. 6300 plant and fungal glycan structures from ca. 1800 organisms published in ca. 2200 articles, and expands rapidly. Most data come from manual curation based on retrospective literature analysis. A part of structures published before 1996 was imported from the CarbBank database, appended with missing data and verified manually against the original publications with error correction.
Main features of BCSDB are:
(1) regular updates, ca. 500 new records are added annually;
(2) high data quality achieved by automated and manual expert verification;
(3) manually verified bibliographic, taxonomic, and NMR spectroscopic annotations;
(4) automated data exchange with numerous other databases using dedicated formats and Resource Description Framework;
(5) free access on the Internet
PFCSDB is supplied with additional tools for empirical or database-driven 13C and 1H NMR spectrum simulation, NMR-based structure ranking, statistics on coverage and distribution of structural fragments among taxa, and clustering of taxa based on similarities in their glycans.


Subcategory: Carbohydrates

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