Seamlessly connect across siloed databases
Looking for specific drugs, pathways and post-translational modification sites related to a protein in Uniprot? The answer to this query is spread across several databases such as Reactome, DrugBank etc. DistilBio identifies the right database and connects you to the right data whatever your query is.
Over 30 life science focused data sources
DistilBio currently covers over 30 different databases such as
Reactome, DrugBank, Gene Ontology, Uniprot among others. We are constantly adding new data so this number is increasing rapidly.
Trace the source
Source database for a result is always indicated, so you always know where the data comes from.
Evidence: Trust what you see
For every result, we retrieve associated journal articles, cross-references and also suggest other relevant journal articles.
All the details in one place
All the details related to the results such as
sequences, structure, function,
cross-references are displayed in a compact details page.
Easy data export
Results can be easily exported as a table in easy to use tab-delimited format.
Comprehensive ontology: 53 concepts, 60 million entities
A very large ontology of over 53 concepts such as
genes, proteins, pathways, drugs, cell lines and over 60 million individual entries in the concepts.
Comprehensive ontology: 300 relationships
Unlike traditional keyword based search, we know how two search terms are related to each other. Our ontology recognizes over 300 relationships such as
encoded by, targets, associated with
Comprehensive list of synonyms
Biological terms often have syntactic and semantic variations. We have mapped them all.
CDK-1, CDK1, Cyclin-dependent Kinase 1,
Databases follow different naming conventions. Whatever your search term, we always know what you mean.
Ontology helps you query
Our powerful ontology with its hundreds of concepts and relationships guides you through your query through the autosuggest.
Search for relationships not just keywords
Traditional search does not understand how keywords are related. DistilBio allows you to search for specific relationships between the terms.
Form queries visually
Our visual query builder allows you to ask complex questions with no informatics skill required. Simply select the term or concepts and select the relationship that you are interested in.
Powerful filtering built into your query
Form queries with filters built into it. Filter by
organisms, cell lines or even by values
<, >, *, *cin, *amide among several others.
Filter across results
Select subsets of the results to see how related results are affected.
Multiple ways of starting your query
Begin your search using a just a term, list of terms or even a protein sequence.
Get the big picture view of how your results relate to each other. Gives you the global picture that a table cannot.
Better questions with intuition
Querying different data sources requires normally requires informatics support. The informatics layer takes away the scientist's intuition for the data. DistilBio's visual query builder brings back the intuition by allowing the researcher to navigate the data hands on.
Find connections that are not obvious
Our powerful search technology helps you trace relationships buried deep within the data.
Bookmarklet: Dealing with unstructured text
Biologically relevant terms in a web article are highlighted and imported into DistilBio for you to discover new insights.