Posted on July 4th, 2011 in Data Spotlight, News & Events | No Comments »
The goal of the AntibodyRegistry is to provide a stable, traceable, permanent identifier to all antibody products created by large commercial vendors and individual labs that can be included in any publication as a way to easily identify the antibody used in any scientific paper and trace that antibody back to the creator.
Within the Neuroscience Information Framework, the AntibodyRegistry provides results on antibody IDs, Antibody Name, Antibody Target, Target Species, Vendor, Clonality, Clone ID, Source Organism, Comments and Articles in which the particular antibody was used. Whats more, the Antibody Registry is a deeply integrated, ‘virtual’ database pulling information from BioCompare, swant, the Journal of Comparative Neurology’s Antibody Database, Labome, NeuroMab and Novus within a single, unified results view.
Therefore, your search for a particular antibody no longer requires visiting multiple website (each with a slightly different lexicon) if you utilize the semantically enhanced search at NIF. For an example, check out the tutorial below.
Beginning from NIF’s homepage (neuinfo.org); we can search for “gene:pfdn2″. The search will return all the attributes mentioned above.
Clicking on the antibody ID will take you to the Antibody Registry website with more detailed information that looks like following.
Clicking on the Antibody name from the search result will take you to individual database that holds the information about the antibody.
For more detailed instructions on how to use Antibody Registry, please visit the tutorial.
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