PDDB is a public website and database that supports the Prion Disease (PD) research community.
PDDB collects information from public sources and from collaborating laboratories, integrates this information,
and presents it in a form that is useful for PD researchers.
The current data scope includes genetic data; microarray data; and "global" datasets, generally from the literature, that are useful for genetics and systems biology studies. The site also includes software tools for analyzing the data. Current software tools can be found on the navigation bar on the left.
The PDDB is a joint effort between the Institute for Systems Biology and the McLaughlin Research Institute. The systems biology research was conducted by the PDDB Research team.
PDDB is powered by GDxBase which is generic software used to support different disease websites. GDxBase is the result of a collaboration between the Institute for Systems Biology and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation/Wellcome Trust Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory. This resource is maintained by the GDxBase team.
PDDB is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP).