May 15, 2015
February 8, 2017 (Last Updated)

Querying Structures

    Reviewed by Kiyoko Kinoshita

Note: The previous page may have more information regarding this series.

Utilizing the has motif relationship within the GlyTouCan RDF, it is possible to execute searches based on this relationship between the registered structures. Since the Linked Data engine automatically caches queries, commonly used relationships such as motifs can return query results very efficiently. This is important considering the large number of possible motifs within every structure registered.

GlyTouCan Graphical Interface

Initially the entire list of Motifs is displayed.

Simply by clicking on a specific Motif, the results screen is then displayed.

GlyTouCan Graphical Interface Results

Result page of an N-glycan-core-basic Motif search.

This shows a filtered view of every structure with the chosen Motif in the repository. It is then possible to browse through the results and click on a specific glycan for more information.

If you would like to know more, please feel free to read the next page in this series.

About the author

Nobuyuki Aoki is a Systems Engineer/Consultant at SparqLite LLC. Technical architect, Random Programmer, and Official Plant Watcher of the glycan repository project.