MPDB: Molecular Pathways Brain Database

Bioinformation. 2016 Apr 10;12(2):32-35. doi: 10.6026/97320630012032. eCollection 2016.


Molecular Pathways Brain Database (MPDB), is a novel database for molecular information of the brain pathways and is an initiative to provide an organized platform for researchers in the field of neuro-informatics. The database currently has information from 1850 molecules for three different sensory pathways namely olfactory transduction, photo transduction and long-term potentiation. The usefulness of the database is demonstrated by an analysis of the olfactory transduction pathway which helps understand their olfactory specifity and further indicates that some of the molecules have evolved independently among these organisms as per the need of time and function. The database is available for free at