Building pathway graphs from BioPAX data in R

N. Benis*, D. Schokker, F. Kramer, Mari Smits, M. Suarez-Diez

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Biological pathways are increasingly available in the BioPAX format which uses an RDF model for data storage. One can retrieve the information in this data model in the scripting language R using the package rBiopaxParser, which converts the BioPAX format to one readable in R. It also has a function to build a regulatory network from the pathway information. Here we describe an extension of this function. The new function allows the user to build graphs of entire pathways, including regulated as well as non-regulated elements, and therefore provides a maximum of information. This function is available as part of the rBiopaxParser distribution from Bioconductor.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2414
Number of pages13
JournalF1000 Research
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • BioPAX
  • Pathways
  • R
  • rBiopaxParser


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