ORENZA: a web resource for studying ORphan ENZyme activities

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ORENZA: a web resource for studying ORphan ENZyme activities
Background: Despite the current availability of several hundreds of thousands of amino acid sequences, more than 36% of the enzyme activities (EC numbers) defined by the Nomenclature Committee of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NC-IUBMB) are not associated with any amino acid sequence in major public databases. This wide gap separating knowledge of biochemical function and sequence information is found for nearly all classes of enzymes. Thus, there is an urgent need to explore these sequence-less EC numbers, in order to progressively close this gap. Description: We designed ORENZA, a PostgreSQL database of ORphan ENZyme Activities, to collate information about the EC numbers defined by the NC-IUBMB with specific emphasis on orphan enzyme activities. Complete lists of all EC numbers and of orphan EC numbers are available and will be periodically updated. ORENZA allows one to browse the complete list of EC numbers or the subset associated with orphan enzym...
Olivier Lespinet, Bernard Labedan
Added 10 Dec 2010
Updated 10 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2006
Authors Olivier Lespinet, Bernard Labedan
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