Virus domain database

  

VIP DB (VIrus Protein domain DataBase) is a database which associate virus protein domains with their putative biological functions and interacting partners.
Although many viruses have been fully sequenced, many virus proteins are still functionally unexplored. Here, we analyzed the domain distribution in viruses and construct a database which includes all domain distribution information. Users can investigate the domain distribution in viruses or get clues about possible biological roles for virus proteins based on those domain information.

Currently, VIP DB contains 2,404 viruses as shown in the following table:

Virus groups # of viruses # of unique domains average # of
proteins/ genome
% of domain-
containing proteins
ds DNA 783 1797 89.7 36.8%
dsRNA 132 85 5.3 40.9%
ssDNA 426 76 5.9 81.1%
(+)ssRNA 683 257 3.7 81.5%
(-)ssRNA 135 101 6.4 77.7%
retrovirus 102 80 4.6 72.5%
satellites 112 5 1.0 89.5%
others 31 288 41.1 48.7%