The Thing Metabolome Repository family (XMRs) has been released

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Dec 6, 2022

A paper on "The Thing Metabolome Repository family (XMRs)," which allows searching for unknown compounds in specific organisms, was published in "Nucleic Acids Research (Database Issue)" on November 24, 2022 (Japan time). In this paper, they have reported to reveal compounds on specific metabolic pathways that exist only in specific plant species and candidate genes involved in the metabolism by comprehensive analysis of chemical compounds together with genomic information in these databases, and so on.

XMRs was developed and released by Nozomu Sakurai, Project Associate Professor of National Institute of Genetics, Research Organization of Information and Systems. XMRs consists of Food Metabolome Repository, Plant Metabolome Repository and Thing Metabolome Repository. It is a group of databases containing more than 1000 types of various samples, including animals, plants, microorganisms, foods, environmental specimens, and industrial products, analyzed with metabolome analysis technology which comprehensively detects compounds in the samples.
XMRs makes it possible to compare known and unknown compounds detected in any given sample. It is expected to lead to interdisciplinary research results, such as the identification of unknown metabolites and the discovery of novel marker compounds, since they have made it possible to identify unknown compounds from across all chemical compounds.

XMRs is developed in part by grant support for a research and development project "Platform of metabolome informatics considering the material cycle" (PI: Masanori Arita, Professor of National Institute of Genetics, Research Organization of Information and Systems) of JST-NBDC Database Integration Coordination Program (DICP).

For details, please see original paper and Press release from National Institute of Genetics.

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