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cPath is useful for biologists, computational biologists and software developers.

Target Audience

cPath Usage


Browse and search for pathways of interest. Drill down from a pathway to member interactions and molecules. Search for a specific protein of interest, and look up its role in specific pathways. Use third-party tools to visualize and analyze pathways. For example, overlay expression data onto pathways of interest, and algorithmically identify regions of correlated activity.

Computational Biologists

Download all pathways in BioPAX format for global analysis using your own software. Install cPath locally to aggregate external and/or private data sets. Use cPath to distribute, annotate and share computationally predicted interaction data sets or pathway models.

Software Developers/Tool Builders

Build third-party software tools on top of the open cPath web service API, in order to programmatically access pathway data. For example, build software for visualizing pathways and organizing member molecules based on cellular location.

Cerami et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2006 7:497   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-7-497

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