MetScape Plugin for Cytoscape

MetScape is a plug-in for Cytoscape, used to visualize and interpret metabolomic data in the context of human metabolic networks. We have developed a metabolite database by extracting and integrating information from HUMDB, EHMN and KEGG. By querying this database, MetScape allows users to trace the connections between metabolites and genes, visualize compound networks and display compound structures as well as information for reactions, enzymes, genes and pathways. Applying the pathway filter, users can create sub-networks that consist of compounds and reactions from a given pathway. MetScape allows users to upload experimental data, and visualize and explore compound networks over time, or experimental conditions. Color and size of the nodes are used to visualize these dynamic changes. MetScape can display the entire metabolic network or any of the pathway-specific networks that exist in the database.


 MetScape Screen Shot

Cite MetScape:
Jing Gao, V. Glenn Tarcea, Alla Karnovsky, Barbara R. Mirel, Terry E. Weymouth, Christopher W. Beecher, James D. Cavalcoli, Brian D. Athey, Gilbert S. Omenn, Charles F. Burant, and H. V. Jagadish
Metscape: a Cytoscape plug-in for visualizing and interpreting metabolomic data in the context of human metabolic networks
Bioinformatics 2010 26(7):971-973.