Provides up-to-date knowledge of virulence factors (VFs) of various bacterial pathogens. We recently improved two aspects of the infrastructural dataset of VFDB: (i) removed the redundancy introduced by previous releases and generated two hierarchical datasets - one core dataset of experimentally verified VFs only and another full dataset including all known and predicted VFs and (ii) refined the gene annotation of the core dataset with controlled vocabularies.
MOH Key Laboratory of Systems Biology of Pathogens, Institute of Pathogen Biology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
VFDB funding source(s)
National Basic Research Program from the Ministry of Science and Technology of China [2015CB554204]; National Science and Technology Major Projects for Major New Drugs Innovation and Development [2013ZX09304101]; Program for Changjiang Scholars and Innovative Research Team in University [IRT13007]; PUMC Youth Fund and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities