PathVisio for full picture design!
Our new intern, who has previously been working on exploring the effect of Short Chain Fatty Acids (SCFA) on muscle energy metabolism, has used PathVisio (https://www.pathvisio.org/) to recreate a pathway! This pathway is described by Canfora et al. (2015) in Nature Reviews Endocrinology (DOI: 10.1038/nrendo.2015.128). Not only did this intern link all nodes (Geneproducts, metabolites and pathways/processes) to databases, he also used the software as a tool for graphic design of the pathway that resembles the original Figure in the review paper. This pathway is available on WikiPathways (http://wikipathways.org/index.php/Pathway:WP4030). However, the website displays the pathway slightly different when compared to PathVisio (picture). This visualisation difficulty is being looked at by the WPs developper team. We hope to see many more of these beautiful pathway pictures, since they tell a more complete story!