MouseCyc: a curated biochemical pathways database for the laboratory mouse.

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Biosynthetic-Pathways, Databases-Genetic, Disease-Models-Animal, Humans, Mice

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Genome Biol 2009; 10(8):R84.


Linking biochemical genetic data to the reference genome for the laboratory mouse is important for comparative physiology and for developing mouse models of human biology and disease. We describe here a new database of curated metabolic pathways for the laboratory mouse called MouseCyc http://mousecyc.jax.org. MouseCyc has been integrated with genetic and genomic data for the laboratory mouse available from the Mouse Genome Informatics database and with pathway data from other organisms, including human.