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M-Finder is an interactive web application to visualize the functional association pattern (i.e., the functional module) of a gene entered by a user.

M-Finder has two major technical components: weighting genome-wide protein-protein interaction data by measuring semantic similarity and simulating information propagation on the weighted protein-protein interaction network by the flow-based graph clustering algorithm.

M-Finder provides the detailed information of each gene and each interaction in the visualized network.

Follow the instruction below.

  1. Select a species.
  2. Type a gene name or symbol into the Seed Gene box.
  3. Select a weighting method to measure the sematic similarity of interacting gene pairs.
  4. Type a minimum association threshold into the Parameter box. The range of the threshold is between 0 and infinity. The larger the threshold, the smaller the visualized network. (The default threshold is 20.)
  5. Click "RUN" to visualize the functional module. (It takes 20 ~ 40 seconds.)
  6. Increase the minimum association threshold to visualize a smaller network (or if having a message "Too many nodes. Please try again." or "Timeout."), or decrease the threshold to visualize a larger network (or if having a message "Empty network. Please try again.").
  7. Click any gene or interaction on the visualized network to obtain its detailed information.
  8. Drag any node or edge to re-structure the visualized network.
  9. Click "DOWNLOAD" to save the visualized network to an image file.
Networks will show here.
General information will show here.
Node or edge specific information will show here.