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ready BioAssay Ontology

Abbreviation: BAO

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The BioAssay Ontology (BAO) describes chemical biology screening assays and their results including high-throughput screening (HTS) data for the purpose of categorizing assays and data analysis.

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Digitoxin metabolism by rat liver microsomes.

Schmoldt A,Benthe HF,Haberland G
Biochem Pharmacol 1975

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Evolving BioAssay Ontology (BAO): modularization, integration and applications.

Abeyruwan S,Vempati UD,Kucuk-McGinty H,Visser U,Koleti A,Mir A,Sakurai K,Chung C,Bittker JA,Clemons PA,Brudz S,Siripala A,Morales AJ,Romacker M,Twomey D,Bureeva S,Lemmon V,Schurer SC
J Biomed Semantics 2014

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Implementing Databases (2)
ChEMBL is an open large-scale bioactivity database containing information largely manually extracted from the medicinal chemistry literature. Information regarding the compounds tested (including their structures), the biological or physicochemical assays performed on these and the targets of these assays are recorded in a structured form, allowing users to address a broad range of drug discovery questions.

PubChem is organized as three linked databases within the NCBI's Entrez information retrieval system. These are PubChem Substance, PubChem Compound, and PubChem BioAssay. PubChem also provides a fast chemical structure similarity search tool. More information about using each component database may be found using the links in the homepage.


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  • U54-HG004028 (ELIXIR Italy)