Bitter Compounds Database
Developed in Israel
Created in 2011
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How to cite this record FAIRsharing.org: BitterDB; Bitter Compounds Database; DOI: https://doi.org/10.25504/FAIRsharing.d8bfx4; Last edited: Feb. 22, 2018, 2:42 p.m.; Last accessed: Sep 21 2018 9:05 a.m.
Record updated: Aug. 31, 2016, 9:13 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.
Edits to 'https://fairsharing.org/FAIRsharing.d8bfx4' by 'The FAIRsharing Team' at 21:13, 31 Aug 2016 (approved): 'description' has been modified: Before: Humans perceive numerous compounds as bitter. The bitterness of a compound often provides a hint to its potential toxicity, and aversion from bitterness helps refrain from consuming poisons. Well known example is strychnine. Some other bitter compounds, such as caffeine, while toxic in high dosages, are palatable and are consumed in large quantities. The amount of bitter compounds is estimated in thousands. But what are these compounds? How similar or different are their chemical properties? Do they act on the same or on different receptors? Is it possible to predict bitterness of a molecule? To enable investigation into these intriguing questions|we established BitterDB|a free and searchable database of bitter compounds. After: BitterDB is a free and searchable database of bitter compounds. Compounds can be searched by name, chemical structure, similarity to other bitter compounds, association with a particular human bitter taste receptor, and so on. The database also contains information on mutations in bitter taste re- ceptors that were shown to influence receptor activation by bitter compounds. The aim of BitterDB is to facilitate studying the chemical features associated with bitterness. Domain list has changed: Previous values: Compound|| Receptor|| New values: Compound|| Receptor|| Life Science|domain| Licenses have changed: Previous values: New values: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) 3.0 Organisations have changed: Previous values: New values: Hebrew University of Jerusalem Grants have changed: Previous values: New values: 2007296
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