PharmGKB -- The pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics knowledge base

What you can do:
Search for information about how variation in human genes leads to variation in response to drugs.
Highlights:
  • PharmGKB is a knowledge base that captures the relationships between drugs, diseases/phenotypes and genes involved in pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD).
  • This information includes literature annotations, primary data sets, PK and PD pathways, and expert-generated summaries of PK/PD relationships between drugs, diseases/phenotypes and genes.
  • PharmGKB's website is designed to effectively disseminate knowledge to meet the needs of our users.
  • PharmGKB currently has literature annotations documenting the relationship of over 500 drugs, 450 diseases and 600 variant genes.
  • In order to meet the needs of whole genome studies, PharmGKB has added new functionalities, including browsing the variant display by chromosome and cytogenetic locations, allowing the user to view variants not located within a gene.
  • We have developed new infrastructure for handling whole genome data, including increased methods for quality control and tools for comparison across other data sources, such as dbSNP, JSNP and HapMap data.
  • PharmGKB has also added functionality to accept, store, display and query high throughput SNP array data.
  • These changes allow us to capture more structured information on phenotypes for better cataloging and comparison of data.
Keywords:
  • pharmacogenetics
  • pharmacogenomics
  • human disease genes
  • drug information
  • human genotypes
  • human phenotypes
  • human drug metabolic pathways
  • SNP
This record last updated: 04-15-2008

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