Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2006

Abstract

The PathoSystems Resource Integration Center (PATRIC) is one of eight Bioinformatics Resource Centers (BRCs) funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infection Diseases (NIAID) to create a data and analysis resource for selected NIAID priority pathogens, specifically proteobacteria of the genera Brucella, Rickettsia and Coxiella, and corona-, caliciand lyssaviruses and viruses associated with hepatitis A and E. The goal of the project is to provide a comprehensive bioinformatics resource for these pathogens, including consistently annotated genome, proteome and metabolic pathway data to facilitate research into counter-measures, including drugs, vaccines and diagnostics. The project’s curation strategy has three prongs: ‘breadth first’ beginning with whole-genome and proteome curation using standardized protocols, a ‘targeted’ approach addressing the specific needs of researchers and an integrative strategy to leverage high-throughput experimental data (e.g. microarrays, proteomics) and literature. The PATRIC infrastructure consists of a relational database, analytical pipelines and a website which supports browsing, querying, data visualization and the ability to download raw and curated data in standard formats. At present, the site warehouses complete sequences for 17 bacterial and 332 viral genomes. The PATRIC website (https:// patric.vbi.vt.edu) will continually grow with the addition of data, analysis and functionality over the course of the project.

Copyright Statement

This document was originally published by Oxford Publishers in Nucleic Acids Research. Copyright restrictions may apply. DOI:10.1093/nar/gkl858

Additional authors include: E. E. Snyder, N. Kampanya, J. Lu, E. K. Nordberg, H. R. Karur, M. Shukla, J. Soneja, Y. Tian, T. Xue, H. Yoo, F. Zhang, C. Dharmanolla, N. V. Dongre, J. J. Gillespie, J. Hamelius, M. Hance, K. I. Huntington, D. Jukneliene, J. Koziski, L. Mackasmiel, S. P. Mane, V. Nguyen, A. Purkayastha, J. Shallom, G. Yu, Y. Guo, J. Gabbard, D. Hix, A. F. Azad, S. C. Baker, S. M. Boyle, Y. Khudyakov, X. J. Meng, C. Rupprecht, J. Vinje, O. R. Crasta, M. J. Czar, A. Dickerman, J. D. Eckart, R. Kenyon, R. Will, J. C. Setubal and B. W. S. Sobral. Please refer to the final article for author affiliation information.

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