HCV Database

NAR Molecular Biology Database Collection entry number 492
Carla Kuiken
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
Contact kuiken@lanl.gov

Database Description

The Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) sequence database is a project funded by the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). We strive to present HCV sequences and associated data in a userfriendly way, by providing access to the central database via a web-accessible search interface and supplying a number of analysis tools. We are assisted in this effort by an editorial board, whose members serve as 'representatives' of the user community and keep us apprised of problems and issues that we might otherwise miss.


The HCV database is deeply indebted to the HIV database, led by Dr. Bette Korber, for much of its tools, infrastructure and philosophy; the two databases continue to collaborate closely and to share software and resources.


1. Kuiken C, Yusim K, Boykin L, Richardson R. The Los Alamos hepatitis C sequence database. Bioinformatics. 2004 Sep 17 [Epub ahead of print]

Subcategory: Viral genome databases

Go to the article in the NAR Database issue.
Go to the abstract in Bioinformatics, 2005, 21, 379-384
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