a catalog of biological databases
|Description:||A comprehensive database of Pattern-Recognition Receptors and their ligands|
|University/Institution:||Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology|
|Contact name (PI/Team):||Gajendra P. S. Raghava|
|Contact email (PI/Helpdesk):||firstname.lastname@example.org|
PRRDB: a comprehensive database of pattern-recognition receptors and their ligands. [PMID: 18423032]
BACKGROUND: Recently in a number of studies, it has been demonstrated that the innate immune system doesn't merely acts as the first line of defense but provides critical signals for the development of specific adaptive immune response. Innate immune system employs a set of receptors called pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) that recognize evolutionarily conserved patterns from pathogens called pathogen associated molecular patterns (PAMPs). In order to assist scientific community, a database PRRDB has been developed that provides extensive information about pattern recognition receptors and their ligands.