VirusMentha: a new resource for virus-host protein interactions.
Bottom Line: In order to provide a general overview of such interactions, a few years ago we developed VirusMINT.We have now extended the scope and coverage of VirusMINT and established VirusMentha, a new virus-virus and virus-host interaction resource build on the detailed curation protocols of the IMEx consortium and on the integration strategies developed for mentha.VirusMentha is regularly and automatically updated every week by capturing, via the PSICQUIC protocol, interactions curated by five different databases that are part of the IMEx consortium.
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Mentions: VirusMentha organizes the interactions according to viral families (Figure 1). The classification is based on the Baltimore classification which is based on the nucleic acid content of the virion (20,21). This classification is generally used in conjunction with the ICTV (The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses) classification system in order to create a tree of viral species (22).
Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy firstname.lastname@example.org.