VISIBIOweb: visualization and layout services for BioPAX pathway models


With recent advancements in techniques for cellular data acquisition, information on cellular processes has been increasing at a dramatic rate. Visualization is critical to analyzing and interpreting complex information; representing cellular processes or pathways is no exception. VISIBIOweb is a free, open-source, web-based pathway visualization and layout service for pathway models in BioPAX format. With VISIBIOweb, one can obtain well-laid-out views of pathway models using the standard notation of the Systems Biology Graphical Notation (SBGN), and can embed such views within one's web pages as desired. Pathway views may be navigated using zoom and scroll tools; pathway object properties, including any external database references available in the data, may be inspected interactively. The automatic layout component of VISIBIOweb may also be accessed programmatically from other tools using Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). The web site is free and open to all users and there is no login requirement. It is available at:

DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkq352

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@inproceedings{Dilek2010VISIBIOwebVA, title={VISIBIOweb: visualization and layout services for BioPAX pathway models}, author={Alptug Dilek and Mehmet E. Belviranli and Ugur Dogrusoz}, booktitle={Nucleic Acids Research}, year={2010} }