DR-GAS: a database of functional genetic variants and their phosphorylation states in human DNA repair systems

DNA Repair (Amst). 2014 Apr;16:97-103. doi: 10.1016/j.dnarep.2014.01.004. Epub 2014 Feb 16.

Abstract

We present DR-GAS(1), a unique, consolidated and comprehensive DNA repair genetic association studies database of human DNA repair system. It presents information on repair genes, assorted mechanisms of DNA repair, linkage disequilibrium, haplotype blocks, nsSNPs, phosphorylation sites, associated diseases, and pathways involved in repair systems. DNA repair is an intricate process which plays an essential role in maintaining the integrity of the genome by eradicating the damaging effect of internal and external changes in the genome. Hence, it is crucial to extensively understand the intact process of DNA repair, genes involved, non-synonymous SNPs which perhaps affect the function, phosphorylated residues and other related genetic parameters. All the corresponding entries for DNA repair genes, such as proteins, OMIM IDs, literature references and pathways are cross-referenced to their respective primary databases. DNA repair genes and their associated parameters are either represented in tabular or in graphical form through images elucidated by computational and statistical analyses. It is believed that the database will assist molecular biologists, biotechnologists, therapeutic developers and other scientific community to encounter biologically meaningful information, and meticulous contribution of genetic level information towards treacherous diseases in human DNA repair systems. DR-GAS is freely available for academic and research purposes at: http://www.bioinfoindia.org/drgas.

Keywords: GAS; Haplotype; LD; Phosphorylation; nsSNP.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology / methods
  • DNA Damage
  • DNA Repair / genetics*
  • DNA Repair / physiology
  • DNA Repair Enzymes / genetics*
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Genetic Association Studies
  • Genetic Variation
  • Genome, Human
  • Humans
  • Phosphorylation
  • Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide

Substances

  • DNA Repair Enzymes