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April 9, 2014: New mirror available in Australia at

April 7, 2014: New beta version of InnateDB avaliable for public testing. Check it out:

Februay 20, 2014: Some intermittent interruptions of service occurred over the past two days. Our apologies for any inconvenience

December 17, 2013: Psicquic web services has been restored, everything is now working smoothly. Sorry for any inconvenience.

December 15, 2013: InnateDB required unexpected administration, resulting in it being unavailable for 24 hours. It is now back and fully functional, except for psicquic web services. We will provide notice once web services are back online and apologize for any inconvenience.

November 19, 2013: Tieri and Nardini (Molecular BioSystems 2013, 9, 2401) have recently evaluated InnateDB and found that it had "high inner coherence" (more)

July 11, 2013: A total of over 154,000 new or updated interactions have been added to InnateDB from a variety of external public interaction databases including BIND, DIP, MINT, IntAct and BioGRID (more)

May 17, 2013: InnateDB was updated to work with Microsoft Internet Explorer and Google Chrome (more)

April 28, 2013: Updated gene and pathway data (more)

March 25, 2013: Upgraded to MITAB 2.7 and updated our PSICQUIC web services to the latest reference implementation (more)

January 11, 2013: Updated network visualization tools (more)

About InnateDB     

[Cells image] InnateDB is a publicly available database of the genes, proteins, experimentally-verified interactions and signaling pathways involved in the innate immune response of humans, mice and bovines to microbial infection. The database captures an improved coverage of the innate immunity interactome by integrating known interactions and pathways from major public databases together with manually-curated data into a centralised resource. To date, 20,488 interactions have been manually curated by the InnateDB curation team. The database can be mined as a knowledgebase or used with our integrated bioinformatics and visualization tools for the systems level analysis of the innate immune response.

Going Beyond Innate Immunity: Although InnateDB curation focuses on innate immunity-relevant interactions and pathways, InnateDB also incorporates detailed annotation on the entire human, mouse and bovine interactomes by integrating data (147,240+ interactions & 4,400+ pathways) from several of the major public interaction and pathway databases.

A video tour of the database highlighting InnateDB capabilities is available in the following formats: Windows Media Player format QuickTime format AVI format

InnateDB has been developed as part of two major projects, the Genome Canada-funded Pathogenomics of Innate Immunity Project (PI2) and a project funded under the Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative - Novel Therapeutics that Boost Innate Immunity To Treat Infectious Diseases. [More ...]

[NAR cover 2012] Please cite:
Lynn et al., InnateDB: facilitating systems-level analyses of the mammalian innate immune response. Molecular Systems Biology 2008; 4:218  PDF Icon

or our recent update:
Breuer et al., InnateDB: systems biology of innate immunity and beyond - recent updates and continuing curation. Nucl. Acids Res. (2013) 41 (D1)  PDF Icon

Please also see our paper describing InnateDB curation of the innate immunity interactome which is published in BMC Systems Biology. PDF Icon

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InnateDB is a member of the International Molecular Exchange Consortium (IMEx). This organization is dedicated to developing rules for capturing protein-protein interaction data, actively curating these interactions from the scientific literature and making them available through a common website.

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InnateDB Capabilities

View statistics for manually-curated innate immunity relevant molecular interactions. New manually curated interactions are submitted weekly.

Search for genes and proteins of interest.

Search for experimentally-verified molecular interactions by gene/protein name, interaction type, cell type, etc.

Search genes/interactions belonging to 4,400 pathways.

Visualize interactions using an intuitive subcellular localization-based layout in Cerebral.

Upload your own list of genes along with associated gene expression data (from up to 10 experimental conditions) to interactively analyze this data in a molecular interaction network context.

Once you have uploaded your data, you will be able to interactively visualize interaction networks with expression data overlaid; carry out Pathway, Gene Ontology and Transcription Factor Binding Site over-representation analyses; construct orthologous interaction networks in other species; and much more. See the tutorial on how to do these analyses.

Access curated interaction data via a dedicated PSICQUIC webservice.