varDB specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_23347
Name varDB
Restrictions to use None
Community driven No
Data access Browse
User data submission Allowed
Version 14.1
Maintained Yes


  • person_outline Susumu Goto
  • person_outline Craig Wheelock

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Plasmodium falciparum Rosetting Epitopes Converge in the SD3 Loop of PfEMP1 DBL1α

PLoS One
PMCID: 3515580
PMID: 23227205
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050758

[…] Sequences of 3D7 (52 sequences), IT4 (36 sequences), Dd2 (26 sequences), HB3 (22 sequences) and other parasites (8 sequences) were obtained from GenBank , varDB and VarDom databases. The multiple sequence alignments were performed using ClustalW with default parameters and unrooted . Phylogenic trees were built using the Neighbour-Joining method using […]


Genome informatics: advances in theory and practice

Genome Med
PMCID: 2829932
PMID: 20193052
DOI: 10.1186/gm128

[…] ions for medical research, but they require extensive organization and cross-referencing to be useful in practice.The winner of the other 'best paper' award was a presentation on recent extensions of VarDB, a database of antigenic sequence variation, by Nelson Hayes (Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Uji, Japan). VarDB contains more than 62,000 sequences organized by organism and […]

varDB institution(s)
Bioinformatics Center, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Uji, Japan; Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (SMI), Stockholm, Sweden; Division of Physiological Chemistry II, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
varDB funding source(s)
Supported by a Vinnova-SSF-JST Multidisciplinary BIO Grant, grants from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, The STINT Foundation, PREGVAX, FP7-Health-2007-A-201588, Marie Curie IIF Fellowship EUFP6 (02154), and the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences; by post-doctoral fellowships from The Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science and by The Centre for Allergy Research.

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