BioGRID REST Service, BiogridPlugin2 and BioGRID WebGraph: new tools for access to interaction data at BioGRID

Bioinformatics. 2011 Apr 1;27(7):1043-4. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btr062. Epub 2011 Feb 7.


The Biological General Repository for Interaction Datasets (BioGRID) representational state transfer (REST) service allows full URL-based access to curated protein and genetic interaction data at the BioGRID database. Appending URL parameters allows filtering of data by various attributes including gene names and identifiers, PubMed ID and evidence type. We also describe two visualization tools that interface with the REST service, the BiogridPlugin2 for Cytoscape and the BioGRID WebGraph.

Availability and implementation: BioGRID data and applications are completely free for commercial and non-commercial use. (REST Service), Service parameter list and help), Service WADL), (BiogridPlugin2, v2.1 download), (BiogridPlugin2 help) and WebGraph).

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Graphics*
  • Databases, Factual
  • Gene Regulatory Networks*
  • Internet
  • Software*
  • User-Computer Interface