Progress in in silico functional genomics: the malaria Metabolic Pathways database

Trends Parasitol. 2006 Jun;22(6):238-40. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2006 May 16.


Genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic data can be turned into biologically meaningful information if they are synthesized into processes. Such amalgamation has been done for the most virulent malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum in the Metabolic Pathways database. The dialectics of construction of metabolic pathways and other biological processes using this database is presented here. Additional features, such as links to other databases and the incorporation of transcriptomic clocks, are elucidated. Comparison of Metabolic Pathways to other similar databases is analyzed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • DNA, Protozoan / genetics
  • Databases, Factual*
  • Genome, Protozoan*
  • Humans
  • Malaria, Falciparum / metabolism*
  • Plasmodium falciparum / genetics*


  • DNA, Protozoan