Olfactory Receptor Resource Area
The Olfactory Receptor Resource Area, is an area that contains resources and tools,
integrated with ORDB to help the community of olfactory researchers understand
olfactory receptor structure and function.
The Tools and Resources area of ORDB is under constant
flux: As new sequences are deposited, more resources are being created and
added. All of the links are active. Tools and resources that have no active
links will be available in the near future
Automatic generation of a "sequential name" for a cloned receptor.
Investigators can input sequences of their cloned receptors and receive as an output
a sequencial name of the type "ORL1234" depending on the chronological order the receptor
was inputed in ORDB. Than name becomes the receptor's ORDB UID and part of its
Multilevel, one line attribute descriptor of a particular receptor.
Nomenclature of ORs has been a very challenging issue. Most ORs have been named by the
laboratories that cloned them using several intralaboratory criteria for naming.
The use of a database makes multi-level information as an alternative to a single name
for a receptor. The multi-level descriptor is generated by the compination of several
fields that include:
- ORDB ID (sequencial name)
- laboratory (trivial) name
- phylogenetic classification (following the rules established by Lancet et al)
- chromosome information
- tissue expressed
- full-length or partial clone
- ligand information.