Reactome knowledgebase of human biological pathways and processes

Lisa Matthews, Gopal Gopinath, Marc Gillespie, Michael Caudy, David Croft, Bernard de Bono, Phani Garapati, Jill Hemish, Henning Hermjakob, Bijay Jassal, Alex Kanapin, Suzanna Lewis, Shahana Mahajan, Bruce May, Esther Schmidt, Imre Vastrik, Guanming Wu, Ewan Birney, Lincoln Stein, Peter D'eustachio

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Reactome ( is an expert-authored, peer-reviewed knowledgebase of human reactions and pathways that functions as a data mining resource and electronic textbook. Its current release includes 2975 human proteins, 2907 reactions and 4455 literature citations. A new entity-level pathway viewer and improved search and data mining tools facilitate searching and visualizing pathway data and the analysis of user-supplied high-throughput data sets. Reactome has increased its utility to the model organism communities with improved orthology prediction methods allowing pathway inference for 22 species and through collaborations to create manually curated Reactome pathway datasets for species including Arabidopsis, Oryza sativa (rice), Drosophila and Gallus gallus (chicken). Reactome's data content and software can all be freely used and redistributed under open source terms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)D619-D622
JournalNucleic acids research
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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