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Toxicol Sci 2013 Oct;135(2):277-91

EADB: An Estrogenic Activity Database for Assessing Potential Endocrine Activity.

Shen J, Xu L, Fang H, Richard AM, Bray JD, Judson RS, Zhou G, Colatsky TJ, Aungst JL, Teng C, Harris SC, Ge W, Dai SY, Su Z, Jacobs AC, Harrouk W, Perkins R, Tong W, Hong H


Endocrine active chemicals can potentially have adverse effects on both humans and wildlife. They can interfere with the body's endocrine system through direct or indirect interactions with many protein targets. Estrogen receptors (ERs) are one of the major targets and many endocrine disruptors are estrogenic and affect the normal estrogen signaling pathways. However, ERs can also serve as therapeutic targets for various medical conditions, such as menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis and ER-positive breast cancer. Because of the decades-long interest in the safety and therapeutic utility of estrogenic chemicals, a large number of chemicals have been assayed for estrogenic activity, but these data exist in various sources and different formats that restrict the ability of regulatory and industry scientists to utilize them fully for assessing risk-benefit. To address this issue, we have developed an Estrogenic Activity Database (EADB; http://www.fda.gov/ScienceResearch/BioinformaticsTools/EstrogenicActivityDatabas eEADB/default.htm) and made it freely available to the public. EADB contains 18114 estrogenic activity data points collected for 8212 chemicals tested in 1284 binding, reporter gene, cell proliferation, and in vivo assays in 11 different species. The chemicals cover a broad chemical structure space and the data span a wide range of activities. A set of tools allow users to access EADB and evaluate potential endocrine activity of chemicals. As a case study, a classification model was developed using EADB for predicting ER binding of chemicals.

Category: Journal Article
PubMed ID: #23897986 DOI: 10.1093/toxsci/kft164
Includes FDA Authors from Scientific Area(s): Toxicological Research Drugs Food
Entry Created: 2013-07-31 Entry Last Modified: 2013-12-01