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Function Express (caFE)

Product Description

Analysis of microarray data using gene annotation is essential for the identification of aberrant pathways in tumors. To address this need, we have developed an application called Function Express, an ETL tool that annotates probes on microarrays using publicly available biomedical databases, and automatically updates these annotations on a regular basis. This data can be queried using a web-based query interface or programmatically with the caCore-like Application Programming Interface (API).

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Current Version

  • Current Version Number: 1.7
  • Release Date of Current Version: May 2006

Intended Audiences

Bioinformaticians, Bench Scientists

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Domain and Technical Information

  • Area of Focus: Genome Annotation
  • Primary Workspace: ICR
  • Currently caGrid Enabled?Yes
  • Compatibility Level: Silver (Learn more about compatibility levels)
  • Tool Maturity Assessment Stable Release (Adoption in Progress)
  • Architecture Level:  Web Application, Enterprise System/Infrastructure - Server/Network Dependent,
  • Installation Level: Advanced - technical team required for installation
  • System Requirements: 

    • Operating Systems: Solaris 9, Redhat Enterprise Linux AS 4.0, Windows NT, 2000, XP
    • Database: Oracle 10g, Oracle 9i, MySQL 4.1
    • Browsers: Windows Internet Explorer 6.0; Netscape 7.0 and above
    • Platform: Java 1.4; RAM: 1 GB
    • Disk Space: caFE Server working folder (25GB); Database (90GB)

    The application is a independent component with the following modules: caFE server; Web application

User Support Resources

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Documentation & Training

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Developer Institution(s)

Siteman Cancer Center