UNIT 8.5 Searching the MINT Database for Protein Interaction Information

  1. Gianni Cesareni,
  2. Manuela Helmer-Citterich

Published Online: 1 AUG 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471250953.bi0805s02

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

How to Cite

Cesareni, G. and Helmer-Citterich, M. 2003. Searching the MINT Database for Protein Interaction Information. Current Protocols in Bioinformatics. 2:8.5:8.5.1–8.5.13.

Author Information

  1. University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 AUG 2003
  2. Published Print: MAY 2003

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The Molecular Interactions Database (MINT) is a relational database designed to store information about protein interactions. Expert curators extract the relevant information from the scientific literature and deposit it in a computer readable form. Currently (April 2003) MINT contains information on 4300 proteins and >3000 interactions. Although MINT contains interactions among proteins for several different species, the curators have initially focused on protein interactions in mammalian species. Protocols are provided here for searching MINT over the Internet, using the MINT Viewer.