Useful Web Resources

Online Links for Publications and Literature Search Engines


Entrez PubMed

NLM’s search service to citations in MEDLINE, with links to online journals and other related databases, NIH

PubCrawler Web Service

Free “alerting” service that scans daily updates to the NCBI, Medline and GenBank databases.

Public Library of Science

Effort to make the world’s scientific and medical literature freely accessible to scientists and to the public around the world.

San Diego Supercomputer Center: Delivering Cyberinfrastructure

Excellent compendium of tools and resources for molecular biology and proteomics, University of California San Diego.

Cell and Molecular Biology Online

Informational resources for cellular and molecular biology.

TIGEM Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine

Links to resources for expressed sequence tags analysis, University of Brescia.


Genome Databases


TIGR Human Gene Index

TIGR human gene index.


Human mitochondrial genome, Emory University.

MGI 3.3 – Mouse Genome Informatics

The mouse genome, Jackson Laboratory.

Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project

Drosophila genome project, Berkeley.

The Sanger Institute: C. elegans Project

  1. elegansgenome, Sanger Center.

Saccharomyces Genome Database

  1. cerevisiaegenome, Stanford.


Signal Transduction Research



Scansite predicts phosphorylation sites and specific domain-binding regions within proteins, MIT.

NetPhos 2.0 Server

Neural network predictions of phosphorylation sites in eukaryotic proteins, Technical University of Denmark.

Analyses of protein kinases from human, yeast, worm and fly.

AAAS | Science’s STKE

Signal transduction knowledge environment: resources and information on signal transduction, Science Magazine and Stanford University. Requires Subscription.

BIND – The Biomolecular Interaction Network

Biomolecular Interaction Network Database serves full descriptions of interactions of proteins, nucleic acids and small molecules.

BioCarta – Charting Pathways of Life

“Open source” resource providing online maps depicting selected signaling pathways.

Cell Cycle Regulated Yeast Genes

Identification of yeast genes whose mRNA levels are regulated by the cell cycle, Stanford.

Horst Ibelgaufts’ COPE: Cytokines & Cells Online Pathfinder

Cytokines & Cells Encyclopedia, University of Munich.

GPCRDB: Information system for G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs)

Information system for G protein-coupled receptors.

NetOGlyc 3.1 Server

Predictions of GalNAc O-glycosylation sites in mammalian proteins, Technical University of Denmark.


Collaborative effort to build integrated, multidisciplinary models of neurons and neural systems, Yale University.

Bioinformatics & Biological Computing

Extensive annotations of ‘hot molecules’ that may play crucial roles in common diseases, Weizmann Institute.


Disease and Mutation Database



Database of disease-causing mutations in tyrosine kinase domains, links to other mutation databases, University of Tampere.

Atlas Chromosomes in Cancer

Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology, dedicated to biological and molecular aspects of cancer and cancer-prone diseases.

OMIM – Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man: catalog of human genes and genetic disorders, NIH

The Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

Human Gene Mutation Database, Institute of Medical Genetics, Cardiff.

OMIM Locus-specific mutation database

Links to a number of locus specific mutation databases, NIH

Disease Genes

Positionally cloned human disease genes, NIH

CGAP Collaboration

Cancer Genome Anatomy Project: database of the genes responsible for cancer, NIH


Knockout and Transgenic Mice


JAX Mice Database

Source of mouse strains with transgenes, or with targeted or chemically-induced mutations, The Jackson Laboratory.