PANOGA: a web server for identification of SNP-targeted pathways from genome-wide association study data

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Bakir-Gungor B., Egemen E., Sezerman O. U.

BIOINFORMATICS, vol.30, no.9, pp.1287-1289, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btt743
  • Journal Name: BIOINFORMATICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1287-1289
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: Yes


Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have revolutionized the search for the variants underlying human complex diseases. However, in a typical GWAS, only a minority of the single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with the strongest evidence of association is explained. One possible reason of complex diseases is the alterations in the activity of several biological pathways. Here we present a web server called Pathway and Network-Oriented GWAS Analysis to devise functionally important pathways through the identification of SNP-targeted genes within these pathways. The strength of our methodology stems from its multidimensional perspective, where we combine evidence from the following five resources: (i) genetic association information obtained through GWAS, (ii) SNP functional information, (iii) protein-protein interaction network, (iv) linkage disequilibrium and (v) biochemical pathways.