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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(5), 7158-7182; doi:10.3390/ijms15057158

Nanoinformatics: Emerging Databases and Available Tools

Department of Molecular Science and Technology, Ajou University, Suwon 443-749, Korea
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Received: 17 February 2014 / Revised: 28 March 2014 / Accepted: 9 April 2014 / Published: 25 April 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanotoxicology and Lung Diseases)
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Nanotechnology has arisen as a key player in the field of nanomedicine. Although the use of engineered nanoparticles is rapidly increasing, safety assessment is also important for the beneficial use of new nanomaterials. Considering that the experimental assessment of new nanomaterials is costly and laborious, in silico approaches hold promise. Several major challenges in nanotechnology indicate a need for nanoinformatics. New database initiatives such as ISA-TAB-Nano, caNanoLab, and Nanomaterial Registry will help in data sharing and developing data standards, and, as the amount of nanomaterials data grows, will provide a way to develop methods and tools specific to the nanolevel. In this review, we describe emerging databases and tools that should aid in the progress of nanotechnology research. View Full-Text
Keywords: biomedical informatics; databases; molecular simulations; nanoinformatics; nanomedicine; nanotechnology; QSAR; text mining biomedical informatics; databases; molecular simulations; nanoinformatics; nanomedicine; nanotechnology; QSAR; text mining

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Panneerselvam, S.; Choi, S. Nanoinformatics: Emerging Databases and Available Tools. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15, 7158-7182.

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