MycoResistance: a curated resource of drug resistance molecules in Mycobacteria

Database (Oxford). 2019 Jan 1:2019:baz074. doi: 10.1093/database/baz074.


The emergence and spread of drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis is of global concern. To improve the understanding of drug resistance in Mycobacteria, numerous studies have been performed to discover diagnostic markers and genetic determinants associated with resistance to anti-tuberculosis drug. However, the related information is scattered in a massive body of literature, which is inconvenient for researchers to investigate the molecular mechanism of drug resistance. Therefore, we manually collected 1707 curated associations between 73 compounds and 132 molecules (including coding genes and non-coding RNAs) in 6 mycobacterial species from 465 studies. The experimental details of molecular epidemiology and mechanism exploration research were also summarized and recorded in our work. In addition, multidrug resistance and extensively drug resistance molecules were also extracted to interpret the molecular mechanisms that are responsible for cross resistance among anti-tuberculosis drugs. Finally, we constructed an omnibus repository named MycoResistance, a user friendly interface to conveniently browse, search and download all related entries. We hope that this elaborate database will serve as a beneficial resource for mechanism explanations, precise diagnosis and effective treatment of drug-resistant mycobacterial strains.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Antitubercular Agents* / chemistry
  • Antitubercular Agents* / therapeutic use
  • Data Curation
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Drug Resistance, Bacterial* / drug effects
  • Drug Resistance, Bacterial* / genetics
  • Humans
  • Mycobacterium* / genetics
  • Mycobacterium* / metabolism


  • Antitubercular Agents