ArachnoServer 2.0, an updated online resource for spider toxin sequences and structures

Volker, Herzig, Wood, David, Newell, Felicity, Chaumeil, Pierre-Alain, Kaas, Quentin, Binford, Greta J., Nicholson, Graham M., Gorse, Dominique and King, Glenn F. (2011) ArachnoServer 2.0, an updated online resource for spider toxin sequences and structures. Nucleic Acids Research, 39 Supp. 1: D653-D657. doi:10.1093/nar/gkq1058

Author Volker, Herzig
Wood, David
Newell, Felicity
Chaumeil, Pierre-Alain
Kaas, Quentin
Binford, Greta J.
Nicholson, Graham M.
Gorse, Dominique
King, Glenn F.
Title ArachnoServer 2.0, an updated online resource for spider toxin sequences and structures
Journal name Nucleic Acids Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1362-4962
Publication date 2011-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/nar/gkq1058
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 39
Issue Supp. 1
Start page D653
End page D657
Total pages 5
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publisher Oxford University Press
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract ArachnoServer ( is a manually curated database providing information on the sequence, structure and biological activity of protein toxins from spider venoms. These proteins are of interest to a wide range of biologists due to their diverse applications in medicine, neuroscience, pharmacology, drug discovery and agriculture. ArachnoServer currently manages 1078 protein sequences, 759 nucleic acid sequences and 56 protein structures. Key features of ArachnoServer include a molecular target ontology designed specifically for venom toxins, current and historic taxonomic information and a powerful advanced search interface. The following significant improvements have been implemented in version 2.0: (i) the average and monoisotopic molecular masses of both the reduced and oxidized form of each mature toxin are provided; (ii) the advanced search feature now enables searches on the basis of toxin mass, external database accession numbers and publication date in ArachnoServer; (iii) toxins can now be browsed on the basis of their phyletic specificity; (iv) rapid BLAST searches based on the mature toxin sequence can be performed directly from the toxin card; (v) private silos can be requested from research groups engaged in venoms-based research, enabling them to easily manage and securely store data during the process of toxin discovery; and (vi) a detailed user manual is now available. © The Author(s) 2010.
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 29 October, 2010

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