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Downloads & Upgrades: Jun 11, 2010


Oregon State University has released a new version of the Protein Geometry Database, a resource that allows users to explore either protein conformation or protein covalent geometry or the correlations between protein conformation and bond angles and lengths.

The new version includes the ability to compose queries and analyze the behavior of side chain chi angles.

In addition, the PGC includes structures released in the wwPDB as of April 8, including approximately 18,000 nonredundant protein chains from crystal structures.

Simcyp has released version 10.0 of the Simcyp Population-based ADME Simulator.

The new version includes the ability to include transporter interactions and clinical inputs in predicting drug-drug interactions. The software also includes improvements in the Advanced Dissolution, Absorption, and Metabolism model "to allow users to investigate the influence of different drug release formulations or dissolution profiles on the level of DDIs along the gut," the company said.

Kinexus Bioinformatics has expanded its PhosphoNet KnowledgeBase. The free resource now includes data on more than 92,000 human phosphorylation sites, including their occurrence in over 20 other diverse species, and identification of the protein kinases that target these regulatory sites.

Italy's Magna Graecia University has released Cytomcl, a Cytoscape plug-in for clustering networks using the Markov cluster algorithm, an unsupervised clustering algorithm for graphs.

The Scan

US Supports Patent Waivers

NPR reports that the Biden Administration has announced its support for waiving intellectual property protections for SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Vaccines Versus Variants

Two studies find the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine to be effective against viral variants, and Moderna reports on booster shots to combat variants.

CRISPR for What Ails You

The Wall Street Journal writes that CRISPR-based therapies could someday be used to treat common conditions like heart attacks.

Nature Papers Review Integration of Single-Cell Assay Data, Present Approach to Detect Rare Variants

In Nature this week: review of ways to integrate data from single-cell assays, and more.