LIGAND database for enzymes, compounds and reactions
Authors: Goto, Susumu; Nishioka, Takaaki; Kanehisa, Minoru
Source: Nucleic Acids Research, Volume 27, Number 1, 01 January 1999 , pp. 377-379(3)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:LIGAND is a composite database consisting of three sections and containing the information of chemical substances, chemical reactions and enzymes that catalyze reactions. The COMPOUND section is a collection of metabolic compounds, as well as macromolecules, chemical elements and other chemical substances in a living cell. The ENZYME section is a collection of all known enzymatic reactions, together with the information of enzyme molecules, classified according to the EC (Enzyme Commission) numbers. The REACTION section is a new addition to the database containing metabolic reactions that appear in the pathway diagrams of the KEGG/PATHWAY database and/or in the ENZYME section. The LIGAND database can be accessed through the WWW (http://www.genome.ad.jp/dbget/ligand.html ) or may be downloaded by anonymous FTP (ftp://kegg.genome.ad.jp/molecules/ligand/ ).
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Kyoto University, Sakyo‐ku, Kyoto 606‐8502, Japan
Publication date: 1999-01-01
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