VIOLIN -- Vaccine Investigation and OnLine Information Network

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A web-based vaccine database and analysis system
  • VIOLIN is a web-based central resource, allowing easy curation, comparison and analysis of vaccine-related research data across various human pathogens (e.g. Haemophilus influenzae, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Plasmodium falciparum) of medical importance and across humans, other natural hosts and laboratory animals.
  • Vaccine-related peer-reviewed literature data have been downloaded into the database from PubMed and are searchable through various literature search programs.
  • Vaccine data are also annotated, edited and submitted to the database through a web-based interactive system that integrates efficient computational literature mining and accurate manual curation.
  • Curated information includes general microbial pathogenesis and host protective immunity, vaccine preparation and characteristics, stimulated host responses after vaccination and protection efficacy after challenge.
  • Vaccine-related pathogen and host genes are also annotated and available for searching through customized BLAST programs.
  • All VIOLIN data are available for download in an eXtensible Markup Language (XML)-based data exchange format.
  • VIOLIN is expected to become a centralized source of vaccine information and to provide investigators in basic and clinical sciences with curated data and bioinformatics tools for vaccine research and development.
  • vaccines
  • immunity
  • vaccine preparation
  • host response
  • protection efficacy
  • host gene
  • pathogen
  • human pathogens
  • Haemophilus influenzae
  • human immunodeficiency virus
  • HIV
  • Plasmodium falciparum
  • microbial pathogenesis
This record last updated: 04-11-2008
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