Searching KEGGThe KEGG database is made accessible in two formats. One is the flat-file format for use in simple searches by the DBGET database retrieval system. The other is the relational database format for more sophisticated queries in selected databases.
1. DBGET SearchDBGET has been developed as the backbone retrieval system for the GenomeNet and KEGG services (see the history of development). It is based on a flat-file view of molecular biology databases, where the database is considered as a collection of entries. Thus, any entry of any database can be retrieved by the combination of the database name and the entry name in the form of:
db:entryDBGET has two basic commands:
bget - to retrieve 'db:entry'The keyword search is performed against the following fields of the KEGG database entries (see entry format).
bfind - to find 'db:entry's by keyword search
|brite||br||ENTRY, NAME, and entire text|
|orthology||ko||ENTRY, NAME, DEFINITION|
|genes||org code||ENTRY, NAME, DEFINITION, ORTHOLOGY|
|mgenes||T number||ENTRY, NAME, DEFINITION, ORTHOLOGY|
|genomes||genome||gn||ENTRY, NAME, DEFINITION|
|mgenome||mgnm||ENTRY, NAME, DEFINITION|
|glycan||gl||ENTRY, NAME, COMPOSITION|
|reaction||rn||ENTRY, NAME, DEFINITION|
|rclass||rc||ENTRY, NAME, DEFINITION|
2. RDB SearchThe search interfaces in the following pages are direct SQL searches against the read-only copy of the internal KEGG database. The Japanese version is available for DISEASE, DRUG and DGROUP databases.
|Database page||Search fields|
|PATHWAY||Entry, Name, Description, Map objects, Map legends|
|COMPOUND||Entry, Name, Formula, Exact mass|
|GLYCAN||Entry, Name, Composition|
|REACTION||Entry, Name, Equation|
|NETWORK||Entry, Name, Definition, Disease|
|VARIANT||Entry, Name, Variation|
|DISEASE||Entry, Name, Description, Category, Pathway, Gene|
|DRUG||Entry, Name, Product name, Component|
3. KEGG MEDICUS SearchKEGG MEDICUS search is an integrated search against drug labels (in Japan and/or the USA) together with relevant KEGG databases. See more details in KEGG MEDICUS.
Last updated: May 21, 2021