Enables browser-based implementation of DNA microarray data analysis programs that can be executed on a Linux-based platform. Key features of ArrayQuest are that (1) it is capable of executing numerous analysis programs such as those written in R, BioPerl and C++; (2) new analysis programs can be added to ArrayQuest Methods Library at the request of users or developers; (3) input DNA microarray data can be selected from public databases (i.e., the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) DNA Microarray Database or Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO)) or it can be uploaded to the ArrayQuest center-point web server into a password-protected area; and (4) analysis jobs are distributed across computers configured in a backend cluster.
Array Genetics, Inc; Newtown, CT, USA; Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA
ArrayQuest funding source(s)
This work was supported by grants from the National Cancer Institute (R24CA095841) and the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (P20RR016434). ArrayQuest development costs were also provided by ProSoft Systems, Newtown, CT.