iPath: interactive exploration of biochemical pathways and networks

Trends Biochem Sci. 2008 Mar;33(3):101-3. doi: 10.1016/j.tibs.2008.01.001. Epub 2008 Feb 13.


iPath is an open-access online tool (http://pathways.embl.de) for visualizing and analyzing metabolic pathways. An interactive viewer provides straightforward navigation through various pathways and enables easy access to the underlying chemicals and enzymes. Customized pathway maps can be generated and annotated using various external data. For example, by merging human genome data with two important gut commensals, iPath can pinpoint the complementarity of the host-symbiont metabolic capacities.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Metabolic Networks and Pathways*
  • Software*