Journal article

NPASS: natural product activity and species source database for natural product research, discovery and tool development.

Xian Zeng, Peng Zhang, Weidong He, Chu Qin, Shangying Chen, Lin Tao, Yali Wang, Ying Tan, Dan Gao, Bohua Wang, Zhe Chen, Weiping Chen, Yu Yang Jiang, Yu Zong Chen

Nucleic Acids Res | Published : 2018

Abstract

There has been renewed interests in the exploration of natural products (NPs) for drug discovery, and continuous investigations of the therapeutic claims and mechanisms of traditional and herbal medicines. In-silico methods have been employed for facilitating these studies. These studies and the optimization of in-silico algorithms for NP applications can be facilitated by the quantitative activity and species source data of the NPs. A number of databases collectively provide the structural and other information of ∼470 000 NPs, including qualitative activity information for many NPs, but only ∼4000 NPs are with the experimental activity values. There is a need for the activity and species s..

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