NuBBEDB: An updated database to uncover chemical and biological information from Brazilian biodiversity

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2017-12-01

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Pilon, Alan C. [UNESP]
Valli, Marilia [UNESP]
Dametto, Alessandra C. [UNESP]
Pinto, Meri Emili F. [UNESP]
Freire, Rafael T.
Castro-Gamboa, Ian [UNESP]
Andricopulo, Adriano D.
Bolzani, Vanderlan S. [UNESP]

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The intrinsic value of biodiversity extends beyond species diversity, genetic heritage, ecosystem variability and ecological services, such as climate regulation, water quality, nutrient cycling and the provision of reproductive habitats it is also an inexhaustible source of molecules and products beneficial to human well-being. To uncover the chemistry of Brazilian natural products, the Nuclei of Bioassays, Ecophysiology and Biosynthesis of Natural Products Database (NuBBEDB) was created as the first natural product library from Brazilian biodiversity. Since its launch in 2013, the NuBBEDB has proven to be an important resource for new drug design and dereplication studies. Consequently, continuous efforts have been made to expand its contents and include a greater diversity of natural sources to establish it as a comprehensive compendium of available biogeochemical information about Brazilian biodiversity. The content in the NuBBEDB is freely accessible online (https://nubbe.iq.unesp.br/portal/nubbedb.html) and provides validated multidisciplinary information, chemical descriptors, species sources, geographic locations, spectroscopic data (NMR) and pharmacological properties. Herein, we report the latest advancements concerning the interface, content and functionality of the NuBBEDB. We also present a preliminary study on the current profile of the compounds present in Brazilian territory.

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Scientific Reports, v. 7, n. 1, 2017.