iPath2.0: interactive pathway explorer

Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jul;39(Web Server issue):W412-5. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkr313. Epub 2011 May 5.


iPath2.0 is a web-based tool (http://pathways.embl.de) for the visualization and analysis of cellular pathways. Its primary map summarizes the metabolism in biological systems as annotated to date. Nodes in the map correspond to various chemical compounds and edges represent series of enzymatic reactions. In two other maps, iPath2.0 provides an overview of secondary metabolite biosynthesis and a hand-picked selection of important regulatory pathways and other functional modules, allowing a more general overview of protein functions in a genome or metagenome. iPath2.0's main interface is an interactive Flash-based viewer, which allows users to easily navigate and explore the complex pathway maps. In addition to the default pre-computed overview maps, iPath offers several data mapping tools. Users can upload various types of data and completely customize all nodes and edges of iPath2.0's maps. These customized maps give users an intuitive overview of their own data, guiding the analysis of various genomics and metagenomics projects.

MeSH terms

  • Enzymes / metabolism
  • Genomics
  • Internet
  • Metabolic Networks and Pathways* / genetics
  • Metagenomics
  • Software*
  • User-Computer Interface


  • Enzymes