September 15, 2014 (Vol. 34, No. 16)
Strong Points: Nicely organized, detailed information
Weak Points: None
A virtual gold mine for ion channel enthusiasts, Channelpedia is a comprehensive ion channel resource that compiles the relevant information from published literature (via automatic PubMed queries) and organizes it by channel type. Channels are organized according to their general class (e.g., potassium, sodium, TRP channels), and a general information page about that channel group accompanies each class. For more specific information related to a particular member within a group, users can select individual channel subtypes from a drop-down menu. The information pages are divided into various sections including a general introduction, relevant genes, transcripts, genetic interactions, protein and structural information, gene expression patterns, functional data, and relevant Hodgkin-Huxley models. You might say that visitors will get “excited” when they encounter the large “influx” of information on this site!