Hepatitis C Virus Protein Interaction Database (HCVpro) is a comprehensive and integrated knowledgebase of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) protein interactions. The increasing chronicity and global infection rates of HCV necessitate the need for HCV-specific resources. HCVpro is a relational database solely dedicated to HCV protein interactions. It contains manually verified literature- and database- curated interactions comprising of HCV and host human cellular proteins.
Users can query the database using specific protein identifiers, chromosomal numbers and experiment types used in inferring the interactions. A typical query returns not only information on protein interactions but enriched data on: functional annotations, molecular data, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) related gene expression, drug development, GO ontology, pathways, and extensive cross referenced links to other essential biological databases. Data integrated in HCVpro can augment efforts towards discovery of drugs, drug targets and diagnostic biomarkers.
HCVpro is freely available for academic researchers and non-commercial users.