Scientific innovation depends on finding, integrating, and re-using the products of previous research. Here we explore how recent developments in Web technology, particularly those related to the publication of data and metadata, might assist that process by providing semantic enhancements to journal articles within the mainstream process of scholarly… (More)
We have used light microscopic histomorphometry to quantify the developmental histopathological changes induced by muscular dystrophy in the soleus and extensor digitorum longus (EDL) muscles of the mdx mouse. We find that this X-linked disease exhibits early fibre necrosis with foci of invasive cells, clustering of affected fibres, hyaline fibres, and, in… (More)
The Web is now being used as a platform for publishing and linking life science data. The Web's linking architecture can be exploited to join heterogeneous data from multiple sources. However, as data are frequently being updated in a decentralized environment, provenance information becomes critical to providing reliable and trustworthy services to… (More)
To created a linked data web of heterogeneous biological data resources, we need not only to define and create the alignment between related data resources but also to express the knowledge about why data items from different sources are linked with each other and how each data link has evolved, so that scientists can trust the data links provided by the… (More)
FlyTED, the Drosophila Testis Gene Expression Database, is a biological research database for gene expression images from the testis of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. It currently contains 2762 mRNA in situ hybridization images and ancillary metadata revealing the patterns of gene expression of 817 Drosophila genes in testes of wild type flies and… (More)
Epitectin, the mucin-like glycoprotein defined by the monoclonal antibodies CA1, CA2 and CA3, has been examined by electron microscopy to determine its shape and size. It appears to be a single extended strand with a mean length of about 270 nm. The antibodies CA1 and CA2 appear to bind preferentially to a terminal site on the epitectin molecule.
MOTIVATION Integrating heterogeneous data across distributed sources is a major requirement for in silico bioinformatics supporting translational research. For example, genome-scale data on patterns of gene expression in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster are widely used in functional genomic studies in many organisms to inform candidate gene selection… (More)