StarPep software & database

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StarPepDB is a Neo4j graph database resulting from an integration process by which data from a large variety of bioactive peptide databases are cleaned, standardized, and merged so that it can be released into an organized collection. In addition to this outcome, this graph database is embedded in the new software application named StarPep toolbox, which allows querying, filtering, visualizing and analyzing the integrated data taking advance of network representation.

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System requirements

  • Hardware
    • Memory (RAM): 4 GB or above. We recommend 8 GB.
    • Processors: We recommend a multi-core processor due to the fact that the software has been implemented to enable parallel processing of computationally intensive tasks.
    • Hard Disk: a minimum of 500 MB of free space is required for the database.
  • Software
    • Java SE 8 Runtime Environment on the target system.


LINK File size DownloadS
starPepDB 11.3 MB 102
starPep toolbox – User Guide 5.3 MB 139
starPep toolbox v0.7.9 – ZIP distribution 198.4 MB 150
starPep toolbox v0.7.9 – Windows installer 121.9 MB 134
starPep toolbox v0.7.9 – Linux installer 121.5 MB 130
starPep toolbox v0.7.9 – Mac OS X installer 121.5 MB 154
New! starPep toolbox (Beta version 0.8.2) – ZIP distribution 208.9 MB 24



  • Longendri Aguilera-Mendoza, Yovani Marrero-Ponce, J. A. Beltran, Roberto Tellez-
    Ibarra, Hugo A. Guillen-Ramirez, and C. A. Brizuela. Graph-Based data integration from bioactive peptide databases of pharmaceutical interest: towards an organized collection enabling visual network analysis. Bioinformatics, 2019.


  1. Is starPep toolbox compatible with Java 11?
    starPep toolbox does not yet support Java 11, and it will not work with any version of Java > 8.
  2. How do I configure starPep toolbox to run on Java 8?
    If you have multiple Java versions installed on your system, please find the etc/starPep.conf file in the installed directory and configure the jdkhome=”/path/to/jdk” accordingly. The symbol “#” at the beginint of the line means that it is commented out, remove it.


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