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Table: a comparison of publicly (non-commercial) available carbohydrate resources
Vishalavani Nidagundi (*Correspondence: Acharya KK, kshitish@ibab.ac.in)
FeaturesDbCAN-Carbohydrate-active enzymesBCSDBGlycomeDBPROCARBMatrixDB3DSDSCARGLYCOSCIENCES.deMucin Database3D Lectine DatabaseGLYCO3DO-GlycBaseBPGDEuroCarbDBKEGG GLYCANCFG Functional Glycomics gatewayCAZyGBP
StatusWorkingWorkingWorkingWorkingWorkingWorkingWorkingWorkingWorkingWorkingWorkingWorkingWorkingWorkingWorkingWorkingWorking
SourceAvailableAvailableAvailableAvailable (Source name available)AvailableNot availableAvailableNot availableAvailableAvailableAvailableNot availableNot availableAvailable (Data source)Not availableNot availableNot available
SpeciesMany species coveredBacterial species coveredMany species coveredMany species coveredAvailableNot availableMany species coveredMany species coveredMany species coveredMany species coveredAvailableMany species coveredMany species coveredMany species coveredAvailableMany species coveredAvailable
TaxonomyAvailableAvailableAvailable (Taxonomic data)Not availableAvailableNot availableAvailableNot availableAvailableAvailableAvailableAvailableAvailableAvailableNot availableAvailableNot available
FamiliesAvailableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableAvailableNot availableAvailableAvailableNot availableAvailableNot availableNot availableAvailableAvailableAvailable
Sub-familiesAvailableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableAvailableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableAvailableNot availableAvailable
GenomeAvailableAvailableAvailableNot availableNot availableNot availableAvailableAvailableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableAvailableAvailableAvailable (Carbohydrate-active enzymes)Available
GeneAvailableAvailableNot availableAvailable (Gene name)AvailableNot availableAvailableAvailableNot availableNot availableAvailableAvailable (Bacterial polysaccharide genes)Not availableAvailableAvailableAvailableAvailable
Protein properties ( MW, PI, others)AvailableAvailable (protein details available)Available (Protein details available)Available (Protein name, Bound ligand)Available (Protein)Not availableAvailable (Protein)AvailableAvailable (Protein sequence)Available (Protein sequence)AvailableAvailableAvailableAvailableAvailable (Glycan binding protein)AvailableAvailable (Protein families, Glycan binding protein)
DomainAvailableNot availableNot availableNot availableAvailableNot availableAvailableAvailable (Protein domain)AvailableAvailableAvailableAvailableAvailable (Glycan structure domain)Not availableNot availableAvailableNot available
Conserved domain databaseAvailableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableAvailable
Sequence Available (Sequence source, sequence taxonomy)Not availableAvailable (Carbohydrate sequence)Available (Amino acid sequence of protein)Available (Sequence annotations)Not availableAvailable (Primary sequence)Available (Protein, mRNA, DNA sequences covered)AvailableAvailableAvailable (Sequence logo)AvailableAvailable (Glycan sequences)AvailableAvailableAvailableAvailable
Signature domainAvailableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot available
Structural informationNot availableAvailable (Chemical structure)Available (Structural data)Available (3D structure of protein-carbohydrate complexes)Available (2D, 3D Structure)Available (3D structural information about 3DSDSCAR)Available (3D structure)Not availableAvailable (3D structure of lectin)Available (3D structure)Available (2D structure)AvailableAvailable (Glycan structures)Available (Carbohydrate structure)Available (Glycan structure)Available (3D structure status)Available (Glycan structure)
Methods usedHidden Markov Models (HMM)Many methods usedNot availableNot availableAvailableNot availableAvailableNot availableAvailableAvailableAvailableNot availableAvailable (NMR, HPLC, MS)Not availableExperimental methods usedNot availableNot available
Carbohydrate informationAvailableAvailableAvailableAvailable (Name, Formula, ID)AvailableAvailableAvailable (Carbohydrate components)AvailableAvailableAvailableAvailableAvailableAvailableAvailable (Carbohydrate data)AvailableAvailableAvailable
Important featuresProvides signature domain annotation information for CAZyme (carbohydrate-active enzyme) families.Provides detailed carbohydrate structural information that is derived from many bacterial species.Provides the structural information for 11,822 carbohydrates.Provides information about protein-carbohydrate complexes.Provides information about protein-protein and protein-carbohydrate interactions.Provides information about 3D structural database for sialic acid-containing carbohydrates (3DSDSCAR).Provides details about glycobiology and glycomics. Provides details about mucin genes, transcripts, protein sequences and functional domains.Provides information about lectins from different species.Provides the integration of few databases (BiOligo, Lectin3D, GAG, mAbs, GT, Polysac3DB) and relevant information.Provides details about glycoproteins as well as O-linked glycosylation sites.Database describes about bacterial polysaccharide genes.Database with structures of carbohydrates and experimental data. It provides details about unique taxonomies, tissues, diseases, perturbations and 0-glycoconjugates.Database provides the information about molecular interaction networks as well as glycan biosynthesis and metabolism.Provides access to primary experimental data like that from glycan microarray screen.Provides details about the Carbohydrate-Active enZYmes.Provides the information about the glycan binding proteins.
 

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