Gene Annotator Tutorial

submitted by: RGD.Videos

The Gene Annotator takes a list of gene symbols, RGD IDs, GenBank accession numbers, Ensembl identifiers, and/or a chromosomal region, and retrieves annotation data from RGD. This tool will retrieve annotations from any or all ontologies used at RGD for genes and their orthologs, as well as links to additional information at other databases.

Physiological Pathway Diagrams

submitted by: RGD.Videos
Are you looking for a more intuitive way to visualize pathway information? RGD's newest video tutorial about the Physiological Pathway diagrams will help you navigate these interactive diagrams for use as either a research or study tool. In this video, we will: • Locate the Physiological Pathway Diagrams on RGD’s website • Walk through a particular pathway diagram • View relationships between levels of organization • Learn every one of the controls attached to the diagrams

The Energy Landscape for Molecular Motors - the Kinesin Story

submitted by: icamvid

Jose Onuchic gives a talk at the RPP08 conference on the mechanics of molecular motors. The discussion includes:
1) The reflection of constraints of the molecular architecture the dynamical pathways during stepping
2) The role of rectified diffusional motion.

Tip of the Week: SNPexp

submitted by: OpenHelix

A quick introduction to a web-based tool that allows you to correlate SNPs in a region with gene expression levels. See http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=9275 for more details.

Tip of the Week: PolySearch

submitted by: OpenHelix

This tip is a quick introduction to PolySearch, for more information, see: http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=9084

Tip of the Week: Gene Prioritization Portal

submitted by: OpenHelix

Today's tip is a quick introduction to the Gene Prioritization Portal. To find more information, see: http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=8988

Tip of the Week: iRefWeb + protein interaction curation

submitted by: OpenHelix

See our post at http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=6896 for links and references for iRefWeb.

The Spindle's Model Behavior

submitted by: JCB
Dynamic microtubules assemble into a steady state bipolar spindle structure but precisely how this is achieved is unclear. Loughlin et al. develop a computational model that predicts how a few key activities organize microtubules in Xenopus meiotic spindles. This biosights episode presents the paper by Loughlin et al. from the December 27, 2010 issue of The Journal of Cell Biology, and includes an interview with author François Nédélec (EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany). Produced by Caitlin...

Tip of the Week: BioGPS for expression data and more

submitted by: OpenHelix

This tip introduces BioGPS, a gene annotation portal that enables searching and visualization of integrated data on genes and regions with great customization features. For more details see http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=6261 .

Introduction to Biomedical Ontologies #4: Ontology Term Enrichment Using RatMine

submitted by: jennifer.r.smith
You've done your experiments and you have a list of genes that might be of interest, but…what now? Or you keep seeing the term "ontology term enrichment analysis" in the papers you're reading and, well, you have a vague idea of what that means, but you aren't really sure. Whether you're interested in information about gene functions, diseases, phenotypes or pathways, this video provides an overview of what ontology term enrichment analysis is and how you can use the "widgets" in RatMine...