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The CSF Metabolome database is a freely available electronic database containing detailed information about 468 small molecule metabolites found in human CSF along with 1650 concentration values. The data tables may be sorted and searched by concentration values and ranges. The information includes literature and experimentally derived chemical data, clinical data and molecular/biochemistry data. Each MetaboCard entry contains more than 110 data fields and many of them are hyperlinked to other databases (KEGG, PubChem, MetaCyc, ChEBI, PDB, Swiss-Prot, and GenBank).

The CSF Metabolome database is integrated into the Human Metabolome Database (HMDB), allowing users to browse the data in different views, Metabolites, Concentrations and Diseases. Users can see the basic information of the compounds, the concentrations of the compounds and the conditions associated with these concentrations. The Human Metabolome Database also supports extensive text, sequence, chemical structure and relational query searches. The Download button provides links to collected sequence, image and text files.

The CSF Metabolome database is supported by David Wishart, Departments of Computing Science & Biological Sciences, University of Alberta.

The CSF Metabolome database is also supported by  The Metabolomics Innovation Centre, a Genome Canada-funded core facility serving the scientific community and industry with world-class expertise and cutting-edge technologies.

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The CSF Metabolome Database is offered to the public as a freely available resource. Use and re-distribution of the data, in whole or in part, for commercial purposes requires explicit permission of the authors and explicit acknowledgment of the source material (CSF Metabolome Database) and the original publication (see below). We ask that users who download significant portions of the database cite the CSF Metabolome Database paper in any resulting publications.

  1. Wishart DS, Lewis MJ, Morrissey JA et al. The human cerebrospinal fluid metabolome. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2008 Aug 15;871(2):164-73. Epub 2008 May 8.