10 Nov 2010 :: MiST2 - http://mistdb.com is now the official source for microbial signal transduction data. The version of the MiST database hosted on this server is no longer being updated or maintained. It will remain for the time being, but may be discontinued in the upcoming future.
9 Oct 2009 :: Building on the success of this database, we have recently completed MiST2 (mistdb.com) - a second generation database system for cataloging the signal transduction repertoire in bacterial and archaeal genomes. Behind its new look, MiST2 offers a host of novel features including draft genomes, chemotaxis classification, dynamic genomic neighborhood, improved search capabilities, and much more.
Our manuscript describing MiST2 has already been accepted for publication in the upcoming 2010 Nucleic Acids Research Database issue. Please note that even though MiST2 is fully functional, there are still some performance issues and minor bugs that we plan on having resolved by the end of 2009. If you should encounter any problems and/or bugs while using MiST2, please let us know either by email or using the feedback form (I receive these directly and will respond as appropriate). Thanks for your interest.
What is MiST?
The Microbial Signal Transduction database contains the signal transduction proteins for 737 complete bacterial and archaeal organisms. These are identified using various domain profiles that directly or indirectly implicate a particular protein in participating in signal transduction.
How do I cite MiST?
If you use information from the MiST database in your research, please cite:
- MiST: a microbial signal transduction database.
Luke E. Ulrich and Igor B. Zhulin
Nucleic Acids Research, 2007, 35:D386-D390.
Definitions of microbial signal transduction implemented in MiST are described in:
- One-component systems dominate signal transduction in prokaryotes.
Luke E. Ulrich, Eugene V. Koonin, and Igor B. Zhulin
Trends in Microbiology, 2005, 13:52-56.
How do I use MiST?
Typically this involves navigating to an organism of interest and then exploring its signal transduction proteins:
- Taxonomy based organism selector - browse through a taxonomic tree to locate one or more organisms of interest
- List of bacteria in MiST - view the list of organisms currently loaded into MiST
- Query MiST directly:
Need some help?
Visit the information page for additional information about how to use MiST more effectively.
You may submit feedback or other comments from the User Feedback page. We are very grateful for any comments that you may have concerning MiST.