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Applications, Representation, and Management of Signaling Pathway Information: Introduction to the SigPath Project

  • Eliza Chan
  • Fabien Campagne

Abstract

This chapter reviews current approaches for managing signaling pathway information. After a brief introduction to signaling pathways and their computational uses in support of biomedical research, the chapter covers the data representation paradigms currently used to store and compute information about signaling pathways. File formats, ontologies, and databases are considered and compared. The chapter includes a description of the SigPath project, which is an information management system for signaling pathway information.

Key Words

Information management signaling pathways ontology database information management system 

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© Humana Press Inc. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eliza Chan
    • 1
  • Fabien Campagne
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Computational Biomedicine and Department of Physiology and BiophysicsWeill Medical College of Cornell UniversityNew YorkUSA

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