|Queensland Facility for Advanced Bioinformatics, The University of Queensland|
|ArachnoServer is a manually curated database which contains information on the sequence, three-dimensional structure, and biological activity of protein toxins derived from spider venom. All spider toxin entries are sourced from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot, then manually curated using available literature and patent information. Spider taxonomy is based on the latest version of the authoritative World Spider Catalog. A key property of ArachnoServer is the use of a molecular target ontology based on the channel and receptor subtype definitions recommended by IUPHAR. Furthermore, in addition to any legacy synonyms, all peptide toxins in the database have been assigned names according to the recently described rational nomenclature for spider toxins (King et al., 2008).
This database allows advanced searches of toxin information, browsing, as well as similarity searches using BLAST. Each toxin record is displayed in a single page and a toxin's structure can be dynamically visualised.
|Sequence, 3D structure|