August 16, 2010

Instruction of CADLIVE Converter

 

1. Top page of the CADLIVE Converter 1

2. Conversion of a KEGG file to a CADLIVE file. 2

2.1. Select Molecular name. 3

2.2. Upload KEGG XML file. 3

2.3. Input download filename. 3

3. Conversion of a PPI file to a CADLIVE file. 4

3.1. Upload PPI tab delimited file. 5

3.2. Input download filename. 5

4. Conversion of a regulation file to a CADLIVE file. 6

4.1. Select Regulation types. 7

4.2. Upload Regulation tab delimited file. 7

4.3. Input download filename. 7

5. Conversion of a CellDesigner file to a CADLIVE file. 8

5.1. Upload CellDesigner XML file. 8

5.2. Input download filename. 8

6. Conversion of a BioCyc file to a CADLIVE file. 9

6.1. Upload OWL file. 9

6.2. Input download filename. 9

7. Layout of the network map written in a CADLIVE file. 10

7.1. Cut off small isolated networks. 11

7.2. Upload XML file. 11

7.3. Input download filename. 11

8. Visualization of a network map. 11

9 Merge of multiple CADLIVE files. 17

9.1. Upload CADLIVE XML files. 18

9.2 Input download filename. 18

 

The converter is a client and server model.

Recommended environment: Windows XP, Internet Explore 8

Access the URL site:

http://kurata23.bio.kyutech.ac.jp/CADLIVE_CONVERTER/index.html


 

1. Top page of the CADLIVE Converter

The top page is displayed in Fig. B.1. Users select a function from MENU.

Users need to turn on setting of javascript.

In all functions, after gConversion finishedh is displayed, users can download the converted file.

Fig. B.1 Top page of the CADLIVE Converter

 


 

2. Conversion of a KEGG file to a CADLIVE file

Click KEGG.

Fig. B.2 A page for conversion of a KEGG file to a CADLIVE file.

 

 

 

2.1. Select Molecular name

Radiobuttons: gcodeh and gnameh select molecular name. gcodeh indicates that the molecular names in the file converted from KEGG are named the KEGG code names (cpd or eco, etc.). gnameh indicates that the molecular names in the converted file are named general names (such as H2O and glnK). All metabolite names can be converted, while the conversion of general (common) description names is restricted to eco (E. coli) and sce (yeast).

 

Clicking on the checkbox of gonly metaboliteh generates the file of metabolic pathways without any enzymes; otherwise, the pathways contain their associated enzymes.

 

2.2. Upload KEGG XML file

The CADLIVE Converter selects either the download of a KEGG xml file from the KEGG site or the upload of it from their PC.

direct access to KEGG: the server downloads a KEGG xml file to convert.

from your PC: Users upload the KEGG xml file that has been saved in usersf PC.

 

2.3. Input download filename

Users input the file name to download.

By clicking the gConverth button, the conversion of the selected file starts.


 

3. Conversion of a PPI file to a CADLIVE file.

Click PPI.

Fig. B.3 A page for conversion of a PPI file to a CADLIVE file.

 

 

 

3.1. Upload PPI tab delimited file

The radiobutton selects either the direct input of a PPI network on the server or the upload of it from usersf PC.

 

When users directly input a PPI network on the server, select the gNewh button and write PPIs in the text area (Fig. B.4). When users input an existing PPI file, select the gexisting PPI tab delimited fileh button to upload it.

 

Fig. B.4 A text box for direct input of a PPI network.

 

3.2. Input download filename

Users input the download filename.

By clicking the gConverth button, the conversion of the selected file starts.

 


 

4. Conversion of a regulation file to a CADLIVE file

Click Regulation.

Fig. B.5 A page for conversion of a regulator-reaction file to a CADLIVE file.

 

4.1. Select Regulation types

Set the type of regulation-reaction models. For example, if the gRegulation factorh is protein and gRegulated factorh is gene, it means the transcriptional regulation.

 

4.2. Upload Regulation tab delimited file

Upload the file in the same manner as a PPI network.

 

4.3. Input download filename

Users input the download filename.

Clicking the gConverth button starts the conversion of the selected file.


 

5. Conversion of a CellDesigner file to a CADLIVE file

Click CellDesigner.

 

Fig. B.6 A page for conversion of a CellDesigner file to a CADLIVE file.

 

5.1. Upload CellDesigner XML file

Users upload an xml file of CellDesigner from usersf PC.

 

5.2. Input download filename

Users input the download filename.

Clicking the gConverth button starts the conversion of the selected file.


 

6. Conversion of a BioCyc file to a CADLIVE file

Click BioCyc.

Fig. B.7 A page for conversion of a BioCyc file to a CADLIVE file.

 

6.1. Upload OWL file

Users upload an owl file of BioCyc from usersf PC.

 

6.2. Input download filename

Users input the download filename.

Clicking the gConverth button starts the conversion of the selected file.


 

7. Layout of the network map written in a CADLIVE file

Click Visualization of a network map.

Fig. B.8 Grid layout of the converted network file written in the CADLIVE format.

 

7.1. Cut off small isolated networks

Network files often have some isolated components. If user extract just the core network that has the largest number of nodes, select the gYesh button; otherwise, select the gNoh button.

 

7.2. Upload XML file

Users select an xml file of CADLIVE from usersf PC to calculate the coordinates of molecular nodes for visualization of the network.

 

7.3. Input download filename

Users input the download filename.

Clicking the gCalculationh button starts calculating the coordinates of the nodes in the selected network file.

 

8. Visualization of a network map

There are two ways for drawings: SVG and BNV.

SVG:

To immediately confirm the network map calculated by the grid layout on a web browser, the SVG format is built according to the CADLIVE graphical notations. This does not display the molecular names. Details of operations are shown at http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/

BNV

To visualize a large-scale network with molecular names, BNV is developed based on OpenGL. BNV implements convenient functions for users such as zoom in/out, translation, spread/shorten the network, and saving as a bmp file.

 

 

Fig. B.9 Visualization of the network layouted by the Grid Layout program

 

The network map is drawn as the SVG map format according to the CADLIVE graphical notations as shown in Fig. B.9. The layout is performed by our Grid Layout program.

 

 

 

Three files can be downloaded to usersf PC.

1. The CADLIVE xml file calculated coordinates: Users can download the CADLIVE xml with the calculated coordinates of the nodes. Users can display it using the CADLIVE Network Constructor.

 

2. The openGL visualizer file: Users can download the BNV file named goutput.BNVh.

 

3. OpenGL visualizer tool: Clicking the link opens the instruction window of how to use BNV. Users download the BNV tool. Once BNV is installed, users do not have to click this button again.

Fig. B.10 Instruction window for BNV explanation

 

In Fig. B.10 the window shows how to download, install and execute the BNV tool.

 

Fig. B.11 Download site for a glut file

 

Users download and decompress glut-3.7.6-bin.zip, and copy gult32.dll into C:\WINDOWS\system32\ (Windows XP).

 

Fig. B.12 BNV folder

 

There are two files in the decompressed file of BNV.zip (Fig. B.12). Users copy the output.BNV into this folder. Double-clicking on BNV.bat runs BNV to display the map (output.BNV) as shown in Fig. B.13.

 

Fig. B.13 The result of BNV

 


 

9 Merge of multiple CADLIVE files

Click Merge files.

Fig. B.14 A page for merging multiple CADLIVE files simultaneously

 

9.1. Upload CADLIVE XML files

[Upload]

Users refer more than two CADLIVE files to select. The selected files are displayed in Upload Queue.

*Users must select at least two files.

 

[upload start]

The displayed files in Upload Queue are uploaded. Once those files are upload, they cannot be canceled. If users want to cancel, just click gMerge filesh.

 

[Cancel of Uploads]

This button cancels the displayed files.

 

9.2 Input download filename

Users input the name of the merge file.

Clicking the gMergeh button merges the selected files.