Advances in Computational Biology pp 523-534
A Scalable and Integrative System for Pathway Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
Motivation: Progress in systems biology depends on developing scalable informatics tools to predictively model, visualize, and flexibly store information about complex biological systems. Scalability of these tools, as well as their ability to integrate within larger frameworks of evolving tools, is critical to address the multi-scale and size complexity of biological systems.
Results: Using current software technology, such as self-generation of database and object code from UML schemas, facilitates rapid updating of a scalable expert assistance system for modeling biological pathways. Distribution of key components along with connectivity to external data sources and analysis tools is achieved via a web service interface.
Availability: All sigmoid modeling software components and supplementary information are available through: http://www.igb.uci.edu/servers/sb.html.
KeywordsBioinformatics Biosynthetic Database Metabolic Modeling Signal transduction Simulation Systems biology
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