The Cytoscape plug-in ‘Pathicular’ identifies path motifs in integrated networks and arranges them in a modular structure. After the integrated network and the source network (deletion or overexpression in this case) are loaded into Cytoscape, Pathicular can be used to find all the paths of a given type in the source network using the integrated network. A p-value is provided to check the overrepresentation of the path of interest.

Pathicular can be installed by downloading and extracting the tar.gz file below and by copying the pathicular<version>.jar file into the Cytoscape plugins directory and placing the colt.jar library in the lib directory.

Alternatively, you can use the Cytoscape plugin manager:

  • Plugins -> Manage plugins
  • Change download site
  • Edit sites
  • Add BEG :
  • Select Analysis -> Pathicular from the download list.



VIB / UGent
Bioinformatics & Evolutionary Genomics
Technologiepark 927
B-9052 Gent
+32 (0) 9 33 13807 (phone)
+32 (0) 9 33 13809 (fax)

Don't hesitate to contact the in case of problems with the website!