Why do we need IntAct?
We need IntAct because:
- Molecular interactions provide a valuable resource for the elucidation of cellular function, and protein interaction studies have been the focus of much recent biomolecular research.
- Experiments vary from large-scale systems that generate sizeable datasets, for example Yeast two hybrid systems or Tandem affinity purification, to in-depth analysis of a single interaction in which the interacting domains, or even the individual amino acid residues, can be identified.
- The IntAct database stores this detailed data in a systematic way and makes it available for search over the web and for local download.