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Rayshade

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November 13, 2012 |

Rayshade is an extensible system for creating ray-traced images. Its main function is to read a multi-line ASCII file describing a scene to be rendered and produce a file containing the ray traced image....

affylmGUI: a graphical user interface for linear modeling of single channel microarray data.

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November 13, 2012 |

SUMMARY: affylmGUI is a graphical user interface (GUI) to an integrated workflow for Affymetrix microarray data. The user is able to proceed from raw data (CEL files) to QC and pre-processing, and eventually to analysis of differential expression using linear models with empirical Bayes smoothing. O...

SNPNB: analyzing neighboring-nucleotide biases on single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs).

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November 13, 2012 |

SNPNB is a user-friendly and platform-independent application for analyzing Single Nucleotide Polymorphism NeighBoring sequence context and nucleotide bias patterns, and subsequently evaluating the effective SNP size for the bias patterns observed from the whole data. It was implemented by Java and ...

Discovering patterns to extract protein-protein interactions from the literature: Part II.

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November 13, 2012 |

MOTIVATION: An enormous number of protein-protein interaction relationships are buried in millions of research articles published over the years, and the number is growing. Rediscovering them automatically is a challenging bioinformatics task. Solutions to this problem also reach far beyond bioinfor...

PharmTools SDK Suite

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November 13, 2012 |

PharmTools SDK is a collection of reusable Java frameworks and toolkits for use in the development of bioinformatics applications. This release includes: the Blast Parsing Framework and BlastXML-SDK. The Blast Parsing Framework is a set of design patterns and Java classes for processing native (i.e....

Patome

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November 13, 2012 |

Annotated sequences from patents and patent applications ...

VEGA

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November 13, 2012 |

VEGA was developed to create a bridge between most of the molecular software packages, like Quanta/CHARMm, Insight II, MoPac, BioDock, etc. In this tool have been also implemented some features that are useful to analyze, display and manage the 3D structures of molecules. VEGA is written in high po...

fs_kit: Analysis of force spectra

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November 13, 2012 |

- fs_kit is a force spectroscopy toolbox, containing programs to fit, align and analyze spectra. It is currently a work in progress. The current state is best described as beta version. ...

DensiTree: Making Sense of Sets of Phylogenetic Trees.

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November 13, 2012 |

MOTIVATION: Bayesian analysis through programs like BEAST (Drummond and Rumbaut, 2007) and MrBayes (Huelsenbeck et al., 2001) provides a powerful method for reconstruction of evolutionary relationships. One of the benefits of Bayesian methods is that well founded estimates of uncertainty in models c...

Dynamic model based algorithms for screening and genotyping over 100 K SNPs on oligonucleotide micro

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November 13, 2012 |

MOTIVATION: A high density of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) coverage on the genome is desirable and often an essential requirement for population genetics studies. Region-specific or chromosome-specific linkage studies also benefit from the availability of as many high quality SNPs as possibl...


Bioclipse: an open source workbench for chemo- and bioinformatics.

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BACKGROUND: There is a need for software applications that provide users with a complete and extensible toolkit for chemo- and bioinformatics accessible from a single workbench. Commercial packages are expensive and closed source, hence they do not allow end users to modify algorithms and add custom functionality. Existing open source projects are more focused on providing a framework for integrating existing, separately installed bioinformatics packages, rather than providing user-friendly interfaces. No open source chemoinformatics workbench has previously been published, and no successful attempts have been made to integrate chemo- and bioinformatics into a single framework. RESULTS: Bioclipse is an advanced workbench for resources in chemo- and bioinformatics, such as molecules, proteins, sequences, spectra, and scripts. It provides 2D-editing, 3D-visualization, file format conversion, calculation of chemical properties, and much more; all fully integrated into a user-friendly desktop application. Editing supports standard functions such as cut and paste, drag and drop, and undo/redo. Bioclipse is written in Java and based on the Eclipse Rich Client Platform with a state-of-the-art plugin architecture. This gives Bioclipse an advantage over other systems as it can easily be extended with functionality in any desired direction. CONCLUSION: Bioclipse is a powerful workbench for bio- and chemoinformatics as well as an advanced integration platform. The rich functionality, intuitive user interface, and powerful plugin architecture make Bioclipse the most advanced and user-friendly open source workbench for chemo- and bioinformatics. Bioclipse is released under Eclipse Public License (EPL), an open source license which sets no constraints on external plugin licensing; it is totally open for both open source plugins as well as commercial ones. Bioclipse is freely available at http://www.bioclipse.net.

CSB.DB: A comprehensive systems-biology database.

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SUMMARY: The open access comprehensive systems-biology database (CSB.DB) presents results of bio-statistical analyses on gene expression data in association with additional biochemical and physiological knowledge. The main aim of this database platform is to provide tools, which support insight into lifes complexity pyramid with a special focus on the integration of data from transcript and metabolite profiling experiments. The central part of CSB.DB, which we describe in this application note, is a set of co-response databases, which currently focus on the three key model organisms, Escherichia coli, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Arabidopsis thaliana. CSB.DB gives easy access to the results of large-scale co-response analyses, which are currently based exclusively on the publicly available compendia of transcript profiles. By scanning for the best co-responses among changing transcript levels CSB.DB allows to infer hypotheses on the functional interaction of genes. These hypotheses are novel and not accessible through analysis of sequence homology. The data base enables the search for pairs of genes and larger units of genes, which are under common transcriptional control. In addition statistical tools are offered to the user, which allow validation and comparison of those co-responses, which were discovered by gene queries performed on the currently available set of pre-selectable datasets. AVAILABILITY: All co-response databases can be accessed through the CSB.DB web server (http://csbdb.mpimp-golm.mpg.de/).

CRH_server: an online comparative and radiation hybrid mapping server for the canine genome.

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SUMMARY: CRH_Server is an on line Comparative and Radiation Hybrid mapping Server dedicated to canine genomics. CRH_Server allows users to compute their own RH data using the current canine RH map, and allows comparative dog/human mapping analyses. Finally, it suggests multiple options for storage and queries of the dog RH database. AVAILABILITY: http://idefix.univ-rennes1.fr:8080/Dogs/rh-server.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All information is available at http://idefix.univ-rennes1.fr:8080/Dogs/help_rh-server.html.

Cerebral: a Cytoscape plugin for layout of and interaction with biological networks using subcellula

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Cerebral (Cell Region-Based Rendering And Layout) is an open-source Java plugin for the Cytoscape biomolecular interaction viewer. Given an interaction network and subcellular localization annotation, Cerebral automatically generates a view of the network in the style of traditional pathway diagrams, providing an intuitive interface for the exploration of a biological pathway or system. The molecules are separated into layers according to their subcellular localization. Potential products or outcomes of the pathway can be shown at the bottom of the view, clustered according to any molecular attribute data-protein function-for example. Cerebral scales well to networks containing thousands of nodes. AVAILABILITY: http://www.pathogenomics.ca/cerebral

Command line tool for calculating theoretical ms spectra for given sequences.

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SUMMARY: Scientists usually want to verify the ion matching process of algorithms that look up peptide sequences in DNA or protein databases. The verification step is often done numerically or visually. Not all search algorithms present the appropriate theoretical spectrum information within their results. Thus, the theoretical spectrum for each result should be calculated from the sequence of the matched peptide. We present an operating-system-independent command line tool for this purpose that can be integrated easily into complex as well as existing environments, and can be used to present the theoretical spectrum to the user in either graphical or tabular format by third party products. AVAILABILITY: The code is available via the website http://www.protein-ms.de.