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Structural Bioinformatics Releases SbdBase 2.0; Will Launch HIV Database



AN DIEGO--Structural Bioinformatics, which calls itself a computational proteomics company, has released version 2.0 of its protein structural information database, SbdBase. The company said its upgraded version, with an improved interface and more user-friendly environment, lets users analyze and compare protein structures that can contribute to understanding protein structure and function. The database is composed of thousands of structural models of proteins from more than 150 distinct families.

The company also announced last week that it has partnered with Quest Diagnostics to offer two structural pharmacogenomic databases targeted at HIV-Protease and HIV-Reverse Transcriptase, two AIDS drug targets. The databases, QSVdBase-HIV/PR and QSVdBase-HIV/RT, will be available in February.

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