rcellminer: exploring molecular profiles and drug response of the NCI-60 cell lines in R

Bioinformatics. 2016 Apr 15;32(8):1272-4. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btv701. Epub 2015 Dec 3.


Purpose: The rcellminer R package provides a wide range of functionality to help R users access and explore molecular profiling and drug response data for the NCI-60. The package enables flexible programmatic access to CellMiner's unparalleled breadth of NCI-60 data, including gene and protein expression, copy number, whole exome mutations, as well as activity data for ∼21K compounds, with information on their structure, mechanism of action and repeat screens. Functions are available to easily visualize compound structures, activity patterns and molecular feature profiles. Additionally, embedded R Shiny applications allow interactive data exploration.

Availability and implementation: rcellminer is compatible with R 3.2 and above on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The package, documentation, tutorials and Shiny-based applications are available through Bioconductor (http://www.bioconductor.org/packages/rcellminer); ongoing updates will occur according to the Bioconductor release schedule with new CellMiner data. The package is free and open-source (LGPL 3).

Contact: lunaa@cbio.mskcc.org or vinodh.rajapakse@nih.gov.

MeSH terms

  • Cell Line
  • Proteomics / methods*
  • Software*