Metabolite Resources

Information about metabolites, drugs and food additives.

The Metabolomics Society maintains the following lists of resources:
Databases
Metabolomics Software and Servers
Metabolomics standards
Metabolomics Society Interest Groups
Metabolomics Society Tutorials

Human Metabolome Database (HMDB) - a freely available electronic database containing detailed information about small molecule metabolites found in the human body. It is intended to be used for applications in metabolomics, clinical chemistry, biomarker discovery and general education.
The database is designed to contain or link three kinds of data: 1) chemical data, 2) clinical data, and 3) molecular biology/biochemistry data.

The Human Metabolome Library is a one-stop chemical resource to order/acquire one or more compounds to confirm, validate or quantify suspected metabolites in tissues or biofluids.

The LIPID Metabolites And Pathways Strategy (LIPID MAPS)
is a multi-institutional effort to identify and quantitate, using a systems biology approach and sophisticated mass spectrometers, all of the major — and many minor — lipid species in mammalian cells, as well as to quantitate the changes in these species in response to perturbation. Their resources include a Lipid Classification System, detailed biochemical pathways, improved protocols for lipid separation and quantification, analytical tools for determining lipid quantitation and mass spectrometric standards.

The Metabolomics Standards Initiative (MSI)

The Metagene database provides information about metabolic diseases and the associated clinical and laboratory findings.

The Madison Metabolomics Consortium Database (MMCD) is a web-based tool that contains data pertaining to biologically-relevant small molecules from a variety of species.

The Toxin and Toxin Target Database (T3DB) is a unique bioinformatics resource that combines detailed toxin data with comprehensive toxin target information. The focus of the T3DB is on providing mechanisms of toxicity and target proteins for each toxin. This dual nature of the T3DB, in which toxin and toxin target records are interactively linked in both directions, makes it unique from existing databases.

The DrugBank database is a unique bioinformatics and cheminformatics resource that combines detailed drug (i.e. chemical, pharmacological and pharmaceutical) data with comprehensive drug target (i.e. sequence, structure, and pathway) information.

The FooDB food component database is a comprehensive database providing information on food components taken from the FDA list of everything added to food in the United States.

The Arabidopsis Metabolomics Consortium is developing metabolomics as a functional genomics tool for elucidating the functions of Arabidopsis genes.