In 2012 GlycoSuiteDB, an annotated and curated relational database of glycan structures, has been integrated into UniCarbKB, with a new user interface and added functionalities.
In July 2013 UniProtKB changed corresponding resource abbreviation from GlycoSuiteDB to UniCarbKB. Active program to share curated data between both databases to improve annotation of glycoprotein entries.
From release notes: UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot is currently linked to this resource via cross-references (
dbReference elements), but we also have some site-specific links via the
id attribute of
feature elements of relevant UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot entries. An increase of the number of cross-linked entries is planned, including more literature based glycan data from UniCarbKB.
UniCarbKB and GlyTouCan are working towards integration of identifiers to provide cross-references between both resources.
Current status: UniCarbKB glycan structures shared with GlyTouCan, entries are being processed
From PubChem announcement page
Structures from UniCarbKB are now available in PubChem. UniCarbKB is an initiative to create an online information storage and search platform for glycomics and glycobiology research. UniCarbKB curates information from the scientific literature on glycoprotein derived glycan structures, building on previous curation efforts by GlycoSuiteDB and continuing the principles of EUROCarbDB to provide an open-access platform for glycoinformatics. This is the first phase in the release of structures from UniCarbKB and the entries will be updated as the UniCarbKB structure database develops.
SugarBind is linked to UniCarbKB at the structure entry level.
Both parties working together to share and link glycan structures including UniCorn (theoretical N-glycan library)
Collaborations with developers of GlycoBase is leading to a new database (data of release TBC). This migration will include links between both databases. Progress to update in line with database launch.
GlycoMod is a tool that can predict the possible oligosaccharide structures that occur on proteins from their experimentally determined masses. The program can be used for free or derivatized oligosaccharides and for glycopeptides. Compositions results, where available, are linked with compositions reported in UniCarbKB..