Cytoscape ESP: Simple search of complex biological networks

Maital Ashkenazi*, Gary D. Bader, Allan Kuchinsky, Menachem Moshelion, David J. States

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Summary: Cytoscape enhanced search plugin (ESP) enables searching complex biological networks on multiple attribute fields using logical operators and wildcards. Queries use an intuitive syntax and simple search line interface. ESP is implemented as a Cytoscape plugin and complements existing search functions in the Cytoscape network visualization and analysis software, allowing users to easily identify nodes, edges and subgraphs of interest, even for very large networks.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1465-1466
Number of pages2
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 2008

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Funding Information:
Funding: ESP development was supported in part by the Google Summer of Code program and by grants LM008106 and DA021519 from NIH and grant 953/07 from the Israel Science Foundation (ISF). Cytoscape is supported by grant GM070743-01 from the NIH. Contributions by G.D.B. are supported by Genome Canada via the Ontario Genomics Institute.


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