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The SARfaris: GPCR, Kinase, ADME

Monday, 23 March 2009

One StARlite interface

No, this isn't a hotel review, despite the picture above; however since finding this image, I now feel compelled to visit Carlsbad, NM to pose under the sign. Now for the post itself; find below some screenshots for an internal interface for StARlite data developed by our close collaborators at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton. This interface for StARlite shows some basic workflow themes that give some ideas as to the potential uses of StARlite 'straight out of the tin'. Several of the views will be incorporated into the EMBL-EBI public web interface ;) Bissan's group is developing an integrated system for cancer chemogenomics, called canSAR.

Compound Searching: What would an SAR database be without a compound sketcher and search mechanism. Well here is one, implemented with Marvin, and the Dotmatics Pinpoint cartridge.

Compound Browsing: A "Top Trumps" view on compounds is quite a useful paradigm for browsing and selecting compounds for further analysis. As an aside, for an example of sensory overload on a web page, try out the current Top Trumps company website.

Target Browsing: It is useful sometimes to browse the target dictionary to explore its structure, coverage, and to pre-group compounds into various activity sets.

This page uses the Google Chart API to do some of the heavy lifting. In which the chart itself is made using a URL of the form...,40&chs=250x100&chl=Good|Evil

Which produces the following (and you thought Google could do no Evil).

I thank Mark Halling-Brown, and Bissan Al-Lazikani of the ICR for the images. However, I do not thank them for the geek joke in the use of the StarWarsTM font for StARlite (Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.....).

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