KOBAS 2.0: a web server for annotation and identification of enriched pathways and diseases

Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jul;39(Web Server issue):W316-22. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkr483.


High-throughput experimental technologies often identify dozens to hundreds of genes related to, or changed in, a biological or pathological process. From these genes one wants to identify biological pathways that may be involved and diseases that may be implicated. Here, we report a web server, KOBAS 2.0, which annotates an input set of genes with putative pathways and disease relationships based on mapping to genes with known annotations. It allows for both ID mapping and cross-species sequence similarity mapping. It then performs statistical tests to identify statistically significantly enriched pathways and diseases. KOBAS 2.0 incorporates knowledge across 1327 species from 5 pathway databases (KEGG PATHWAY, PID, BioCyc, Reactome and Panther) and 5 human disease databases (OMIM, KEGG DISEASE, FunDO, GAD and NHGRI GWAS Catalog). KOBAS 2.0 can be accessed at http://kobas.cbi.pku.edu.cn.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Factual
  • Disease / genetics*
  • Genes
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Metabolic Networks and Pathways
  • Molecular Sequence Annotation*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Signal Transduction
  • Software*
  • User-Computer Interface