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Title: SCORPION, a molecular database of scorpion toxins
Authors: Srinivasan, K.N. 
Gopalakrishnakone, P. 
Tan, P.T.
Chew, K.C.
Kini, R.M. 
Cheng, B. 
Koh, J.L.Y.
Seah, S.H.
Brusic, V.
Keywords: Functional annotation
Homology model
Toxin informatics
Venom informatics
Issue Date: 2002
Source: Srinivasan, K.N., Gopalakrishnakone, P., Tan, P.T., Chew, K.C., Kini, R.M., Cheng, B., Koh, J.L.Y., Seah, S.H., Brusic, V. (2002). SCORPION, a molecular database of scorpion toxins. Toxicon 40 (1) : 23-31. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Increasing interest in the studies of toxins and the requirements for better structural and functional annotations have created a need for improved data management in the field of toxins. The molecular database, SCORPION, contains more than 200 entries of fully referenced scorpion toxin data including primary sequences, three-dimensional structures, structural and functional annotations of scorpion toxins along with relevant literature references. SCORPION has a set of search tools that allow users to extract data and perform specific queries. These entries have been compiled from public databases and literature, cleaned of errors and enriched with additional structural and functional information. The grouping of scorpion toxins provides a basis for extending and clarifying the existing structural and functional classifications. The bioinformatics modules in SCORPION facilitate analyses aimed at classification of scorpion toxins and identification of sequence patterns associated with specific structural or functional properties of scorpion toxins. The SCORPION database is accessible via the Internet at © 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Toxicon
ISSN: 00410101
DOI: 10.1016/S0041-0101(01)00182-9
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