Netmatchstar: An enhanced Cytoscape network querying app

Fabio Rinnone, Giovanni Micale, Vincenzo Bonnici, Gary D. Bader, Dennis Shasha, Alfredo Ferro, Alfredo Pulvirenti, Rosalba Giugno

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We present NetMatchStar, a Cytoscape app to find all the occurrences of a query graph in a network and check for its significance as a motif with respect to seven different random models. The query can be uploaded or built from scratch using Cytoscape facilities. The app significantly enhances the previous NetMatch in style, performance and functionality. Notably NetMatchStar allows queries with wildcards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number479
StatePublished - 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Immunology and Microbiology
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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