Seattle (PRWEB) August 18, 2008
OpenHelix today announced the availability of a new tutorial suite on MINT, a highly used database of protein-protein interactions, and an update to the Reactome tutorial. MINT is a collection of molecular interaction databases that can be used to search for, analyze and graphically display molecular interaction networks from a wide variety of species. Reactome is a knowledgebase of biological processes that is a high quality, deeply curated assembly of information about biological pathways and their components, including both biological and chemical entities.
The tutorial suites, available for single purchase or through a low-priced yearly subscription to all OpenHelix tutorials, contain a narrated, self-run, online tutorial, slides with full script, handouts and exercises. With the tutorials, researchers can quickly learn to effectively and efficiently use these resources. These tutorials will teach users:
- how to search for protein interaction data in MINT
- how to search for inferred human interaction data in HomoMINT
- how to search Domino for peptide domain interactions
- to edit and manipulate interaction data in the MINT viewer
- to navigate through the high-quality biochemical pathway information in Reactome
- how to find diagrams and details about biological pathways
- ways to link to information about specific pathways and participating molecules
- to use the Reactome Mart interface to generate custom queries of the underlying database
OpenHelix, LLC, (http://www.openhelix.com) provides the genomics knowledge you need when you need it. OpenHelix currently provides online self-run tutorials and on-site training for institutions and companies on the most powerful and popular free, web based, publicly accessible bioinformatics resources. In addition, OpenHelix is contracted by resource providers to provide comprehensive, long-term training and outreach programs.