SelenoDB is a joint effort between experimental and computational labs to create, mantain and update a database of eukaryotic selenoprotein genes, proteins, SECIS elements and related molecules. Selenoproteins are routinely mispredicted by automatic annotation systems and, therefore, misannotated in most genomic databases. We aim to provide correct annotations for the growing number of known selenoprotein genes.
Current efforts are directed towards the construction of an initial set of genomic annotations in selected sequenced organisms using ad hoc computational tools and manually curated predictions. Computational approaches include ab initio and comparative gene prediction together with RNA secondary structure predictions.
Feel free to use these data in your research provided the source is acknowledged. Functional annotation will be open to the selenium community in the near future.
This website is hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
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