Development of a metabolome database


  • Completed
  • Database Integration Coordination Program (DICP)
  • Projects funded in FY 2011

Name and affiliation of Research Director

KANAYA Shigehiko

Professor, Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology

Outline of R&D

The metabolome comprises all entire metabolites produced by an individual organism of a particular species. This project provides information regarding mass-spectral data and biological activities of metabolites, as well as fundamental data for use in studies of information flow from the genome to metabolome. To this end, the project creates a database from the results of chemical information on metabolomes from individual organisms and tissues, also including biochemical data and physiological- and pharmacological-activity data of individual metabolites. Furthermore, a model of wiki-type databases, which can be built at low cost and are sustainable, is established as a platform for producing new information about metabolomes.

Main database(s) subject to research and development

Period of research and development

April 2011 to March 2014

DocumentsOnly in Japanese

Presentation documents


EvaluationOnly in Japanese

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