Linked graphical maps of major signal transduction pathways
- Iain Gilfillan
© BioMed Central Ltd 2000
Received: 15 November 1999
Published: 17 March 2000
The signaling pathway database is an integrated database that links signal transduction systems to genetic information.
The signaling pathway database is an integrated database that links signal transduction systems to genetic information. Signaling pathways initiated in response to various categories of extracellular molecules are illustrated diagrammatically, with each component of the graphic being clickable and linked to protein and nucleic acid sequence. Some proteins are also linked to structure and/or function details and other relevant information.
It is relatively easy to navigate the site, although not all pages have a 'back to' link. External links are extensive, and the site offers searches of external databases such as GenBank and SWISS-PROT for the protein you are reading about. There are a few broken external links, however. A search facility is under construction.
The site was last updated 16 October 1999.
Fully clickable, graphic maps are linked to relevant sequence, structure and/or function information and external databases are automatically searched for sequence information.
A site map would be a benefit and the search facility will add greatly to the site. Both of these would ease access to specific information on a given protein without having to go though the relevant pathway image.