The IntAct molecular interaction database in 2012

Nucleic Acids Res. 2012 Jan;40(Database issue):D841-6. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkr1088. Epub 2011 Nov 24.


IntAct is an open-source, open data molecular interaction database populated by data either curated from the literature or from direct data depositions. Two levels of curation are now available within the database, with both IMEx-level annotation and less detailed MIMIx-compatible entries currently supported. As from September 2011, IntAct contains approximately 275,000 curated binary interaction evidences from over 5000 publications. The IntAct website has been improved to enhance the search process and in particular the graphical display of the results. New data download formats are also available, which will facilitate the inclusion of IntAct's data in the Semantic Web. IntAct is an active contributor to the IMEx consortium ( IntAct source code and data are freely available at

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Computer Graphics
  • Databases, Protein*
  • Genes
  • Internet
  • Molecular Sequence Annotation
  • Protein Interaction Mapping*
  • Sequence Analysis, Protein
  • Software