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Kinexus Launches Proteomics Database Featuring 1.5M Phosphorylation Measurements


Kinexus Bioinformatics this week launched its new KiNET-Antibody Microarray website, an open-access database containing more than 1.5 million measurements of the phosphorylation levels of 400 protein kinases and their targets in more than 2,000 tissue and cell specimens.

The data was generated in-house at Kinexus using its Kinex antibody microarrays, a product the company launched in March as part of its ongoing plan to enter the microarray vendor business after having operated mainly as a service provider since its launch more than a decade ago (PM 03/18/2011).

The biological samples used to generate the database were obtained over the last five years from more 600 academic and industrial groups, the company said in a statement.

The KiNET-AM database follows on the Kinexus' KiNET-Immunoblotting database, which was launched in 2005 and contains more than 200,000 measurements of protein phosphorylation and expression as determined by the company's Kinetworks immunoblotting platform.

Kinexus also maintains its PhosphoNet KnowledgeBase database, which contains data on more than 93,000 experimentally confirmed human protein phosphorylation sites and an additional 560,000 predicted sites.

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