SBGN-ED: Editing, Translating and Validating of SBGN Maps

The recently proposed Systems Biology Graphical Notation (SBGN) is an emerging standard for graphical representations of biochemical and cellular processes studied in systems biology. This standardisation helps to communicate biological knowledge more efficient and accurate between different research communities in the life sciences. However, to support SBGN, tools for editing, validating and translating of SBGN maps are necessary.  We present SBGN-ED, a VANTED add-on which allows to create and edit all three types of SBGN maps, that is Process Description, Entity Relationship and Activity Flow, to validate these maps according to the SBGN specifications, to translate maps from the KEGG and MetaCrop pathway databases into SBGN, and to export SBGN maps into several file and image formats.

 

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T. Czauderna, C. Klukas and F. Schreiber. [link]Editing, Validating, and Translating of SBGN Maps. Bioinformatics, 26(18):2340-2341, 2010