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ready Biological Pathway eXchange

Abbreviation: BioPAX

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BioPAX is a standard language that aims to enable integration, exchange, visualization and analysis of biological pathway data. Specifically, BioPAX supports data exchange between pathway data groups and thus reduces the complexity of interchange between data formats by providing an accepted standard format for pathway data. By offering a standard, with well-defined semantics for pathway representation, BioPAX allows pathway databases and software to interact more efficiently. In addition, BioPAX enables the development of pathway visualization from databases and facilitates analysis of experimentally generated data through combination with prior knowledge. The BioPAX effort is coordinated closely with that of other pathway related standards initiatives namely; PSI-MI, SBML, CellML, and SBGN in order to deliver a compatible standard in the areas where they overlap.

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The BioPAX community standard for pathway data sharing.

Demir E,Cary MP,Paley S,Fukuda K,Lemer C,Vastrik I,Wu G,D'Eustachio P,Schaefer C,Luciano J,Schacherer F,Martinez-Flores I,Hu Z,Jimenez-Jacinto V,Joshi-Tope G,Kandasamy K,Lopez-Fuentes AC,Mi H,Pichler E,Rodchenkov I,Splendiani A,Tkachev S,Zucker J,Gopinath G,Rajasimha H,Ramakrishnan R,Shah I,Syed M,Anwar N,Babur O,Blinov M,Brauner E,Corwin D,Donaldson S,Gibbons F,Goldberg R,Hornbeck P,Luna A,Murray-Rust P,Neumann E,Ruebenacker O,Samwald M,van Iersel M,Wimalaratne S,Allen K,Braun B,Whirl-Carrillo M,Cheung KH,Dahlquist K,Finney A,Gillespie M,Glass E,Gong L,Haw R,Honig M,Hubaut O,Kane D,Krupa S,Kutmon M,Leonard J,Marks D,Merberg D,Petri V,Pico A,Ravenscroft D,Ren L,Shah N,Sunshine M,Tang R,Whaley R,Letovksy S,Buetow KH,Rzhetsky A,Schachter V,Sobral BS,Dogrusoz U,McWeeney S,Aladjem M,Birney E,Collado-Vides J,Goto S,Hucka M,Le Novere N,Maltsev N,Pandey A,Thomas P,Wingender E,Karp PD,Sander C,Bader GD
Nat Biotechnol 2010

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Reactome - a curated knowledgebase of biological pathways
The Reactome project is a collaboration to develop a curated resource of core pathways and reactions in human biology.

Pathway Commons
Pathway Commons is a convenient point of access to biological pathway information collected from public pathway databases. Information is sourced from public pathway databases and is readily searched, visualized, and downloaded. The data is freely available under the license terms of each contributing database.

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