ChEBI: an open bioinformatics and cheminformatics resource

Curr Protoc Bioinformatics. 2009 Jun;Chapter 14:Unit 14.9. doi: 10.1002/0471250953.bi1409s26.


Chemical Entities of Biological Interest (ChEBI) is a freely available dictionary of molecular entities focused on "small" chemical compounds. This unit provides a detailed guide to browsing, searching, downloading, and programmatic access to the ChEBI database.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Databases, Factual*
  • Databases, Genetic
  • Databases, Protein
  • Dictionaries, Chemical as Topic*
  • Software*