A database and ontology containing information about chemical entities of biological interest. ChEBI currently includes over 46 000 entries, each of which is classified within the ontology and assigned multiple annotations including (where relevant) a chemical structure, database cross-references, synonyms and literature citations. Programmatic access has been improved by the introduction of a library, libChEBI, in Java, Python and Matlab. Furthermore, we have added two new tools, namely an analysis tool, BiNChE, and a query tool for the ontology, OntoQuery.
Cheminformatics and Metabolism, European Molecular Biology Laboratory—European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Hinxton, UK; Manchester Centre for Integrative Systems Biology, University of Manchester, UK
ChEBI funding source(s)
ChEBI is funded by the BBSRC within the ‘Bioinformatics and Biological Resources’ fund [BB/K019783/1].