UNIT 8.5 Searching the MINT Database for Protein Interaction Information

  1. Gianni Cesareni,
  2. Andrew Chatr-aryamontri,
  3. Luana Licata,
  4. Arnaud Ceol

Published Online: 1 JUN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/0471250953.bi0805s22

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

How to Cite

Cesareni, G., Chatr-aryamontri, A., Licata, L. and Ceol, A. 2008. Searching the MINT Database for Protein Interaction Information. Current Protocols in Bioinformatics. 22:8.5:8.5.1–8.5.13.

Author Information

  1. University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUN 2008
  2. Published Print: JUN 2008


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 2008), MINT contains information on almost 29,000 proteins and more than 100,000 interactions from more than 30 model organisms. This unit provides protocols for searching MINT over the Internet, using the MINT Viewer. Curr. Protoc. Bioinform. 22:8.5.1–8.5.13. © 2008 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


  • MINT;
  • protein-protein interaction;
  • database