Kinomer v. 1.0: a database of systematically classified eukaryotic protein kinases

David M. A. Martin, Diego Miranda-Saavedra, Geoffrey J. Barton

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    The regulation of protein function through reversible phosphorylation by protein kinases and phosphatases is a general mechanism controlling virtually every cellular activity. Eukaryotic protein kinases can be classified into distinct, well-characterized groups based on amino acid sequence similarity and function. We recently reported a highly sensitive and accurate hidden Markov model-based method for the automatic detection and classification of protein kinases into these specific groups. The Kinomer v. 1.0 database presented here contains annotated classifications for the protein kinase complements of 43 eukaryotic genomes. These span the taxonomic range and include fungi ( 16 species), plants ( 6), diatoms ( 1), amoebas ( 2), protists ( 1) and animals ( 17). The kinomes are stored in a relational database and are accessible through a web interface on the basis of species, kinase group or a combination of both. In addition, the Kinomer v. 1.0 HMM library is made available for users to perform classification on arbitrary sequences. The Kinomer v. 1.0 database is a continually updated resource where direct comparison of kinase sequences across kinase groups and across species can give insights into kinase function and evolution. Kinomer v. 1.0 is available at

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)D244-D250
    Number of pages7
    JournalNucleic Acids Research
    Issue numberSuppl. 1. Database issue
    Early online date30 Oct 2008
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


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