IM Browser - a web application to query and visualize interaction networks
Read the Quick Guide below first
About IM Browser
IM Browser runs as an applet inside of an internet browser. It provides a user-friendly interface to query interactome data. Users can search DroID for interactions involving one or many genes. Results are displayed as an interactive network graph where nodes represent genes/proteins and edges represent interactions. A network can be expanded, filtered, colored, and saved as an image or as a table of interactions and attributes. Queries can also be saved and rerun later to restore the graph.
IM Browser works on Mac OS X with Safari, Firefox, or Chrome, or on Windows with Firefox and Internet Explorer. IM Browser was implemented as an applet. To work with the applet your Web Browser needs Java 1.5 or higher and must allow applets. To check whether your browser has Java loaded and enabled click here.
After clicking "Start IM Browser" a new page opens and Java starts. If Java does not start successfully, check that you have the proper version and that Java is enabled in your web browser (see Requirements). When IM Browser loads successfully, open a Query Form using the menu "Add/Add Gene". Find the genes or proteins you are interested in (Step 1) and select the interaction data you wish to search (step 2), then click OK. The Query Form can be called up again by using the Add/Add Gene/Protein menu.
For a quick tutorial click here. It will take about 5 minutes to go through the tutorial.
Frequently Asked Questions
Lists some common problems and solutions.
You can find more information about IM Browser at the Finley Lab web site.
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