GO-Elite: a flexible solution for pathway and ontology over-representation

Bioinformatics. 2012 Aug 15;28(16):2209-10. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/bts366. Epub 2012 Jun 27.


We introduce GO-Elite, a flexible and powerful pathway analysis tool for a wide array of species, identifiers (IDs), pathways, ontologies and gene sets. In addition to the Gene Ontology (GO), GO-Elite allows the user to perform over-representation analysis on any structured ontology annotations, pathway database or biological IDs (e.g. gene, protein or metabolite). GO-Elite exploits the structured nature of biological ontologies to report a minimal set of non-overlapping terms. The results can be visualized on WikiPathways or as networks. Built-in support is provided for over 60 species and 50 ID systems, covering gene, disease and phenotype ontologies, multiple pathway databases, biomarkers, and transcription factor and microRNA targets. GO-Elite is available as a web interface, GenMAPP-CS plugin and as a cross-platform application.

Availability: http://www.genmapp.org/go_elite

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Information Storage and Retrieval / methods*
  • Internet
  • Software*
  • User-Computer Interface
  • Vocabulary, Controlled