If you are the type with a knack for biology and other related aspects of life, you definitely need a tool to further enhance your studies, research, and findings. Whether you’re a student, teacher, lecturer or just a mere enthusiast in this field, this program is one you should definitely try out. It is an open source bioinformatics software utility that visualizes molecular interaction networks and also integrates with gene expression profiles as well as other state data. It comes with robust functionality that boasts of many additional features that are available in the form of plugins.
These plugins can be used for network and a lot more things like molecular profiling analyses, additional file format support, new layouts, searching in large networks, connection with databases just to mention a few. This software platform is a very powerful one created to deal with both simple and complex tasks. It should be noted that while its interface is nice and well-structured, it will take some time for an average user to understand its functions and layout. Lastly, the tool has strong support for system biology, proteomics, and genomics.
Thus, it lets you load protein-protein interaction data sets in different formats like Graph BioPAX, Markup Language, SBML and several others.
Cytoscape is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in science category and is available to all software users as a free download.