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Cognia Receives NSF Grant to Build Protein Localization Database

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 10 - Biological database developer Cognia has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to create a database on protein localization, the company said on Monday.

 

The amount of the grant was not disclosed.

 

The database will include all eukaryotic systems, with an emphasis on human proteins and their orthologs.

 

"Localization is an important means of regulating proteins, many of which have completely different substrates or functions in different sub-cellular locations," Sadhana Dhruvakumar, director of product strategy and development at Cognia, said in a statement. "Cognia's protein localization database will accelerate the development of drugs that manipulate protein location in order to modulate function and inhibit disease pathways."

 

In April, Cognia received a one-year grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institutes for General Medical Sciences to create a database on protein catabolism.