STITCH 2: an interaction network database for small molecules and proteins

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  • Michael Kuhn
  • Damian Szklarczyk
  • Andrea Franceschini
  • Monica Campillos
  • Christian von Mering
  • Jensen, Lars Juhl
  • Andreas Beyer
  • Peer Bork
Over the last years, the publicly available knowledge on interactions between small molecules and proteins has been steadily increasing. To create a network of interactions, STITCH aims to integrate the data dispersed over the literature and various databases of biological pathways, drug-target relationships and binding affinities. In STITCH 2, the number of relevant interactions is increased by incorporation of BindingDB, PharmGKB and the Comparative Toxicogenomics Database. The resulting network can be explored interactively or used as the basis for large-scale analyses. To facilitate links to other chemical databases, we adopt InChIKeys that allow identification of chemicals with a short, checksum-like string. STITCH 2.0 connects proteins from 630 organisms to over 74,000 different chemicals, including 2200 drugs. STITCH can be accessed at
Original languageEnglish
JournalNucleic Acids Research
Issue numberDatabase issue
Pages (from-to)D552-6
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Bibliographical note

Keywords: Animals; Aspirin; Computational Biology; Databases, Protein; Drug Evaluation, Preclinical; Humans; Information Storage and Retrieval; Internet; Models, Chemical; Pharmaceutical Preparations; Protein Interaction Mapping; Proteins; Software; User-Computer Interface

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