What is O-GlcNAcAtlas?

O-GlcNAcAtlas is a comprehensive and curated database encapsulating experimentally identified O-GlcNAc sites and proteins in the past several decades (since its discovery in the early 1980s).

Description to terms used in O-GlcNAcAtlas

O-GlcNAcAtlas offers the following useful information:

How do I use O-GlcNAcAtlas?

To start with O-GlcNAcAtlas, you typically do the following:

  1. Obtain the information of the protein(s) of your interest (e.g., protein name, gene symbol, accession). Peptide sequences of your interest can also be used for search directly.

  2. Search with specific parameters. Even though there are multiple parameters for searching, more specific items (e.g. , gene symbol or accession) of proteins are preferred. E.g., regarding the microtubule-associated protein tau, rather than then searching the protein name ‘Tau’, using its gene symbol (i.e., ‘mapt’) will give more specific research results. If the accession number of a protein is known (e.g., P10636 for the Tau protein from human, as can be found in UniProt), searching with the accession number (e.g., P10636) will give more specific results.

  3. Depending on what you're looking for, it is recommended to narrow down the resulting list for items of your specific needs (e.g., the specific sites on certain proteins in a specific species). To that end, the search results can be further filtered (by adding description in the ‘Search’ tab in the results list), enabling you to hide all unnecessary data and display only the specific information you need.

  4. The results can be easily exported (as different formats) for your usage.

Tips to help you easily find information on O-GlcNAcAtlas