Provider: Kanehisa Laboratories, Japan
Contents: datasets, images, maps, multiple databases, search engine
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: KEGG is a resource purposed to facilitate understanding of the functions and utilities of the biological system-- cells, organisms and ultimately the ecosystem-- based on genomic and molecular-level information. It is a computer representation of the biological system, consisting of the molecular building blocks-- genes, proteins and chemical substances, integrated with molecular wiring diagrams of interaction, reaction and relational networks. Extensive data is available to view; ftp downloading requires a subscription. KEGG was developed in collaboration with the Bioinformatics Center, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University and the Human Genome Center, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo.
Keywords: bioinformatics, biomedical research, chemicals, chemistry, collaborative, data analysis, genes, genetics, genomics, microbiology, pharmacology, primates, proteins, research tools, structural biology, systems biology