Rockville, MD (PRWEB) July 23, 2008
Ariadne announced today that the Rat Genome Database at the Medical College of Wisconsin has published a rat signaling pathway diagram collection created with Ariadne Pathway Studio. The pathways are available on the Rat Genome Database website. Each diagram is interactive, linked to detailed information about proteins, relationships, and related pathways.
"Ariadne Pathway Studio is a uniquely powerful tool to create public pathway collections," said Victoria Petri from the Rat Genome Database. "Besides the largest collection of molecular interactions referenced by original literature sources, it includes powerful visualization tools and can produce interactive HTML pathways with underlying reference information in just one click".
The rat signaling pathways were curated from the literature by RGD staff. Interactive diagrams linked to gene reports at RGD were created using Ariadne's ResNet Mammalian database which has over a million unique interactions between proteins, small molecules and cell processes, and the Pathway Studio visualization tools.
Currently the Rat Genome Database has published 8 interactive signaling pathway diagrams. Additional pathways will be added on a regular basis. For more information about Pathway Studio, please contact Ariadne at 240-453-6296 or http://www.ariadnegenomics.com.
About The Rat Genome Database
The Rat Genome Database (http://rgd.mcw.edu/) is the premier site for rat genetic and genomic data. Its goal, as stated in RFA: HL-99-013 is to collect, consolidate, and integrate data generated from ongoing rat genetic and genomic research efforts and make these data widely available to the scientific community. Other critical goals are to provide curation of mapped positions for quantitative trait loci, known mutations and other phenotypic data as well as physiological and disease information about the more than 1300 rat strains.
ARIADNE (http://www.ariadnegenomics.com) Pathway Studio software is used worldwide as a comprehensive solution for analysis and searching of pathways and molecular interaction information. Ariadne offers desktop and enterprise editions of Pathway Studio which are supported by several commercial and publicly available molecular interaction databases including ResNet Mammalian, ResNet Plant, and Prolexys HyNet. Pathway Studio is powered by MedScan Technology, which researchers can use to edit and enhance database content from the current literature and from experimental data.