ProKinO: Protein Kinase Ontology Browser
The University of Georgia
About: ProKinO Browser

You can use this ontology browser to quickly locate protein kinase genes and a lot of information related to the genes, including the sequence, structure, function, mutation and pathway information on kinases.

You may initiate ProKinO browsing by selecting one of the following items in the Browse menu:

  • Organisms, which provides the list of organisms; select an organism of interest and click on it to display the kinase genes for the organism. Subsequently, you can select and click one of the genes to explore.
  • Genes, which provides the list of kinase genes for many organisms; select a gene of interest and click on it to display the gene data.
  • Kinase Domains, which provides the hierarchy all kinase domains; you will be able to expand the groups into families and subfamilies, eventually finding the domains; again, select one of interest and click on it to display the kinase domain information.
  • Diseases, which provides the list of all diseases (limited to cancers at this time) that are affected by kinase genes; select one of interest and click on it to display the cancer data.
  • Functional Domains, which provides the list of all functional domains; again, you may select one of interest and click on it to display the functional domain data.

It is also possible to initiate ProKinO browsing by searching for a specific kinase gene, disease, pathway, or for any object. The searching uses a set of terms, possibly separated by OR, AND and AND NOT boolean connectors. It is possible to use wildcards, for example, FGFR*. Phrases should be enclosed within double quotes.

The Query functionality for Genes, Arbitrary SPARQL queries can be submitted (however, the size of the resulting set is limited to 1500, at this time).

The ProKinO ontology has not been released for downloading, yet.

After you initiate ProKinO browsing by selecting and displaying the data information page for one of the genes, kinase domains, diseases, or functional domains, you will be able to explore the ontology by activating the hyper-links leading to a variety of related data.

Usually, a data information page includes the properties of the shown entity (for example, cellular location or tissue specificity of the genes), and links to other related ontology entities (for example, functional domains, sequences, pathways of the genes).

The gene data is subdivided into sub-areas, including the general information, functional features, mutations, pathways, and external references. These sub-areas of information are available by clicking on the provided tabs. The mutations are further subdivided into substitutions, insertions, deletions, complex mutations, and other.

Enjoy!