ilable, the brand name mixture that contains it, its side effects, and the mechanism of metabolisation of the drug are some of the information provided by the drug database.
The database also provides information about the researches conducted on the drug, compare drug structures, help in the study of new targets, understand drug mechanism and discover new drug leads.
Drug Bank combines the information generated by the Human Genome Project along with detailed information about drugs and drug products. The difficulties faced by the researchers are that the information available on these drugs is available on paper and gathering the information posed a lot of difficulty.
It was very time consuming as to obtain the information one has to go through a large volume of book, journals and electronic databases. These have to be searched, accessed, compared, written or run over which took about four years for the database to be complete.
Drug Bank is also lending a helping hand to The Human Metabolome Project. This database will support information on all the metabolites in the body fluids (urine and serum). Metabolites are chemicals, which are naturally synthesized in our body.
On the other hand drugs, which are given externally are also present in the body fluids. This database is created in order to show the differentiation in the normal metabolites and the amount of drugs present in the body fluids.
The development of The Human Metabolome Project is funded by Genome Alberta, through the Genome Canada project.
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