Welcome  

1.)  About MilkAMP database
2.)  How to cite us?
3.)  Search database
4.)  Browse/Explore MilkAMP database
5.)  Homology search (Blast/Fasta/Ssearch)
6.)  How to identify user sequence family?
7.)  Multiple sequence alignment
8.)  Why register to MilkAMP database?
9.)  Submit your own sequence

1.)  About MilkAMP database
MilkAMP is a database dedicated to Milk antimicrobial peptides developed by the Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Institute (INAF), Université Laval, Canada.

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2.)  How to cite us?
Théolier Jérémie, Fliss Ismaïl, Jean Julie and Hammami Riadh. MilkAMP: a comprehensive database of antimicrobial peptides of dairy origin. Dairy Sci. & Technol. (2013) 94(2):181-193.

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3.)  Search database
Various search creterion are available: general data, physicochemical data, and literature. An interactive interface allows users to add search creterion in all levels. After submission of formular results are displayed according initial view (general view and physicochemical view). Users may switch between result interface without loss of their search results (using Explore menu). To reset results, users should click on 'show all' link available in result interface.

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4.)  Browse/Explore MilkAMP database
Using this feature, users may explore all content of the database. A quick search formular is provided to filter data. Users may sort results by clicking on column headers. All columns are sortable.
A specific interface was created to explore taxonomic data. The interface allows to view AMP records based on taxonomic data. Details are provided in 'Entry details'.

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5.)  Homology search (Blast/Fasta/Ssearch)
Blast and Fasta Database allow users to blast/Fasta/ssearch a sequence against sequences included in the MilkAMP database.

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6.)  How to identify user sequence family?
HMM models database allows to compare a user sequence against sequences included in the MilkAMP database. A score is calculated indicating to which family the user sequence may fit.

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7.)  Multiple sequence alignment
Various tools are available for MSA including ClustalW and Muscle.

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8.)  Why register to MilkAMP database?
Anonymous users are allowed to use all sections of the database. Registration and use of MilkAMP database is completely free for all users. Registered users may also download output result tables in XLS, DOC, XML, CSV and FASTA format. In addition, with logging users may access to the list of their submitted jobs (BLAST, FASTA and SSEARCH...) and show the results. Register Now?
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9.)  Submit your own sequence
Researchers in this field are invited to use the database, make suggestions and submit their peptides. All comments, queries, requests and corrections should be sent by email to administrator. Depositions of new sequence entries for naturally occurring plant antimicrobial peptides should be accompanied by a reference to a published, peer-reviewed article.
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