UNIT 9.11 Browsing Multidimensional Molecular Networks with the Generic Network Browser (N-Browse)

  1. Huey-Ling Kao,
  2. Kristin C. Gunsalus

Published Online: 1 SEP 2008

DOI: 10.1002/0471250953.bi0911s23

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

How to Cite

Kao, H.-L. and Gunsalus, K. C. 2008. Browsing Multidimensional Molecular Networks with the Generic Network Browser (N-Browse). Current Protocols in Bioinformatics. 23:9.11:9.11.1–9.11.21.

Author Information

  1. New York University, New York, New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 SEP 2008
  2. Published Print: SEP 2008


N-Browse is a graphical network browser for the visualization and navigation of heterogeneous molecular interaction data. N-Browse runs as a Java applet in a Web browser, providing highly dynamic and interactive on-demand access to network data available from a remote server. The N-Browse interface is easy to use and accommodates multiple types of functional linkages with associated information, allowing the exploration of many layers of functional information simultaneously. Although created for applications in biology, N-Browse uses a generic database schema that can be adapted to network representations in any knowledge domain. The N-Browse client-server package is freely available for distribution, providing a convenient way for data producers and providers to distribute and offer interactive visualization of network-based data. Curr. Protoc. Bioinform. 23:9.11.1-9.11.21. © 2008 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


  • network;
  • molecular;
  • interaction;
  • graph;
  • browser;
  • Web-based;
  • client-server system;
  • JAVA;
  • functional genomics;
  • GUI;
  • visualization;
  • database;
  • MySQL