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The aim of the Protein Kinase Database Project (PKDBP) project is to develope a resource that provides the user with a compendium of current information on protein kinases, derived from a broad spectrum of information sources and formats. Information access is designed around a user-friendly, graphical interface that allows the user to browse or search transparently (that is, providing access to information from various electronic resources; web sites, gopher holes, e-newsgroups, ftp archives, databases, search engines, etc., and information formats; audio, graphical, textual, numerical).

The ultimate goal of this project is to develope a model scientific information system that can be applied to other sets of biological data. A natural extension of our work on protein kinases would be the creation of another information system focused on protein phoshatases. Ideally we hope the model we create here can be extended to other protein groups and other forms of biological data.


Functions of the resource are to provide:

PKR Advisory Board

Dr. Helen M. Berman, PhD
Department of Chemistry
Wright Chemistry Building, Room 113
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 USA

Dr. Jack E. Dixon, PhD
Department of Biological Chemistry
Medical Science I M5416
1301 Catherine Road
The University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-0606 USA

Dr. Heidi Hamm, PhD
Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Biology Chemistry
330 East Chicago Avenue
Northwestern University Medical School
Chicago, Illinois 60611-3008 USA

Dr. Tony Hunter, PhD
The Salk Institute for Biological Sciences
10010 North Torrey Pines Road
P.O. Box 85800
San Diego, California 92186-5800 USA

Dr. Louise N. Johnson, PhD
Department of Biochemistry
Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics
The Rex Richards Building
South Parks Road
University of Oxford
Oxford OX1 3QU England

Dr. John Kuriyan, PhD
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Laboratories for Molecular Biophysics
1230 York Avenue
The Rockefeller University
New York, New York 10021

Dr. Tony Pawson, PhD
Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute
600 University Avenue
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5G 1X5

Dr. Susan Taylor, PhD
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Cellular and Molecular Medicine-West, Room 126
School of Medicine
University of California at San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California 92093-0654 USA

Dr. Alfred Wittinghofer, PhD
Abteilung Struckturelle Biologie
Max Planck-Institut fur Molekulare Physiologie
Rheinlanddamm 201
44139 Dortmund Germany

Funding/Facilities Support

National Science Foundation (USA) through Cooperative Agreement DASC-8902825.

Project Participants

Related Projects

A Portable Client server Management System for the Comparative Analysis of Proteins supported by the National Science Foundation (USA).
PKR Citation

Christopher M. Smith, Michael Gribskov, Ilya N. Shindyalov, Susan S. Taylor, Lynn Ten Eyck, Stella Veretnik and Philip E. Bourne. The Protein Kinase Resource , Trends in Biochemical Sciences, November 1997 ( in press )

PKR Format

Information and material are added to the The PROTEIN KINASE RESOURCE (http://www.sdsc.edu/Kinases/) on an as avaialable basis. Major additions and/or changes are noted in the "What's New" page. All hypertext links are validated once per month, which constitutes a version release for the following month. To contact the curators, please send an email to the Protein Kinase Resource Development Group, or surface mail to:

Protein Kinase Resource Development Group
c/o Phil Bourne
San Diego Supercomputer Center
P.O. Box 85608
San Diego, CA 92186-5608
(619) 534-5113 (FAX)

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Last modified Tuesday, 23 September 1997 by Christopher Smith