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Release 3.0 - September, 2012

Version 3.0 of the HMDB is has been significantly expanded and enhanced over the 2009 release (version 2.0). In particular, the number of annotated metabolite entries has grown from 6500 to more than 37,166. This enormous expansion is a result of the inclusion of both “Confirmed” metabolites (those with measured concentrations or experimental confirmation of their existence) and “Expected” metabolites (those for which biochemical pathways are known or human intake/exposure is frequent but the compound has yet to be detected in the body). The latest release also has greatly increased the number of metabolites with biofluid or tissue concentration data, the number of compounds with reference spectra and the number of data fields per entry. In addition to this expansion in data quantity, new database visualization tools and new data content has been added or enhanced. These include better spectral viewing tools, more powerful chemical substructure searches, an improved chemical taxonomy and better, more interactive pathway maps.

Release 2.5 - August 1, 2009

Version 2.5 of the HMDB represents an evolution in the richness and depth of the data available in the HMDB. In addition, it includes several enhancements and refinements to the search and visualization tools available on the website. The following table provides a summary of the major changes and enhancements in version 2.5.

Database feature/content status HMDB Version 1.0 HMDB Version 2.0 HMDB Version 2.5
Number of metabolites 2180 6826 7982
Number of unique metabolite synonyms 27700 43882 69287
Number of compounds with disease links 862 1002 1064
Number of compounds with biofluid or tissue concentration data 883 4413 4857
Number of compounds with urine concentration data 231 472 782
Number of compounds with serum concentration data 174 3976 4418
Number of compounds with cerebrospinal fluid concentration data 47 360 363
Number of compounds with experimental reference 13C NMR spectra 380 784 899
Number of compounds with experimental reference 1H NMR spectra 385 792 905
Number of compounds with reference MS-MS spectra 390 799 2654
Number of compounds with reference GC-MS spectra 0 279 318
Number of human-specific pathway maps 26 58 71
Number of compounds in the Human Metabolome Library (HML) 607 920 1016
Number of HMDB data fields 91 102 111
Pathway search/browse capability No Yes Enhanced
Disease search/browse capability No Yes Enhanced
Chemical class search/browse capability No Yes Enhanced
Chemical substructure search capability No Yes Enhanced
Biofluid search/sort tools No Yes Enhanced
Advanced (multipeak or multicompound) NMR search No Yes Enhanced
Advanced (multipeak or multicompound) MS-MS search No Yes Enhanced
Advanced (retention index or MS peak) GC-MS search No Yes Enhanced

Release 2.0 - January 1, 2009

Release 1.0 - January 1, 2006