OvisOme: atualização da base de dados de Ovis aries

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Introduction: The Omics sciences are part of the research and diagnostic routines in human health. However, their application in veterinary sciences is still sparse, albeit the increasing number of proteomics studies published, especially regarding farm animals. The amount of information accumulated by these high throughput techniques, makes the existence of specialized databases fundamental. These databases are essential to store, annotate and make available to the scientific community, all the information gathered by the different omics studies, so that researchers can use it to understand the physio pathological mechanisms underlying sheep diseases, as well as to develop new and improved diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic strategies. Objetive: The aim of this work is to present the OvisOme database and to demosntrate how it can be used to understand the molecular mechanisms urderlying sheep disease. Methodologies: OvisOme compiles all proteins identified by proteomics studies of Ovis aries. The proteins are annotated as to the sample characterization, the proteomics techniques used and all the data the authors refer regarding the donor sheep’s health. Results: The database currently has 1451 proteins, associated to 8 diseases and 10 breeds. When compared to other proteomics databases, the OvisOme stores and displays more information than other databases not specific for sheep, such as UniProt. Conclusion: OvisOme is a valuable tool for the study of the molecular mechanisms underlying sheep health and disease.
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings of the XXI Meeting of the Portuguese Society of Animal Pathology. Beyond Routine Diagnosis
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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