Neuropeptides play a variety of roles in many physiological processes and serve as potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of some nervous-system disorders. In recent years, there has been a tremendous increase in the number of identified neuropeptides.
Aims to fulfil the role of a primary resource for insect neuroendocrinology research by providing continuously curated, up-to-date and accurate information to the scientific community. DINeR is a web-based database application dedicated to insect neuropeptide information of multiple insect species detailing their peptide sequences, physiological functionality and images of their receptor-binding sites.
A comprehensive resource of neuropeptides, which holds 5949 non-redundant neuropeptide entries originating from 493 organisms belonging to 65 neuropeptide families. In NeuroPep, the number of neuropeptides in invertebrates and vertebrates is 3455 and 2406, respectively. It is currently the most complete neuropeptide database. In addition, user-friendly web tools like browsing, sequence alignment and mapping are also integrated into the NeuroPep database.