AtPID: Arabidopsis thaliana protein interactome database--an integrative platform for plant systems biology

Nucleic Acids Res. 2008 Jan;36(Database issue):D999-1008. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkm844. Epub 2007 Oct 25.


Arabidopsis thaliana Protein Interactome Database (AtPID) is an object database that integrates data from several bioinformatics prediction methods and manually collected information from the literature. It contains data relevant to protein-protein interaction, protein subcellular location, ortholog maps, domain attributes and gene regulation. The predicted protein interaction data were obtained from ortholog interactome, microarray profiles, GO annotation, and conserved domain and genome contexts. This database holds 28,062 protein-protein interaction pairs with 23,396 pairs generated from prediction methods. Among the rest 4666 pairs, 3866 pairs of them involving 1875 proteins were manually curated from the literature and 800 pairs were from enzyme complexes in KEGG. In addition, subcellular location information of 5562 proteins is available. AtPID was built via an intuitive query interface that provides easy access to the important features of proteins. Through the incorporation of both experimental and computational methods, AtPID is a rich source of information for system-level understanding of gene function and biological processes in A. thaliana. Public access to the AtPID database is available at

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Arabidopsis / genetics
  • Arabidopsis / metabolism
  • Arabidopsis Proteins / genetics
  • Arabidopsis Proteins / metabolism*
  • Computational Biology
  • Databases, Bibliographic
  • Databases, Protein*
  • Internet
  • Protein Interaction Mapping
  • Systems Integration
  • User-Computer Interface


  • Arabidopsis Proteins