Incyte is offering free access to HIV- and AIDS-related data in its Proteome BioKnowledge Library during December as part of its monthly Disease Spotlight program. The HIV and AIDS Disease Spotlight provides 25 protein reports related to HIV and AIDS with curated annotations based on relevant publications. The data is available at www.incyte.com/diseaseview.
The Nature Publishing Group and the Alliance for Cellular Signaling have launched the AfCS-Nature Molecule Pages, a database of curated information about more than 3,000 proteins involved in cellular signaling. The pages, available at http://www.signaling-gateway.org/molecule/, are a step toward the goal of creating a complete computer simulation of cellular behavior, according to the AfCS.
A new SCOP (structural classification of proteins) release (1.65) is available at http://scop.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/scop/. The new version contains 20,619 PDB entries and 54,745 domains.
Ensembl 19 is available at http://www.ensembl.org/. New data includes an updated gene build for the NCBI 34 assembly, including 200-300 improved predictions produced as a result of corrections in the gene building soft-ware. The build contains 23,531 gene predictions with 31,609 transcripts.
A Bioconductor package using John Storey’s Q-value code [BioInform 08-04-03] is available at http://www.bioconductor.org/repository/devel/package/html/qvalue.html
VEGA 1.5.1, a program to convert, manage, and visualize 3D structures, is available from Milan’s Istituto di Chimica Farmaceutica e Tossicologica at http://www.ddl.unimi.it/. New functions include the capability to add hydrogen molecules; and RMSD cal-culation and Accelrys archive file (.arc) support in the trajectory analysis.