GeneLink Web Service
GeneLink provides access to gene information through a web service. Other
software applications may access gene annotations through this service.
The routines that are available are:
The search function provides applications with the ability to search through
bioinformatics databases. Applications can retrieve accession number, unigene,
gene name, locuslink for a given input. searchField is the field the user
want info for, i.e. accession number, 'U85267'. idType is the type of field the
user is supplying matchType specifies whether data should be matched exactly or
partially. Calling the function search looks like this, search(searchField,idType, matchType).
The arguments for the search function:
searchField is the field the user want info for, i.e. accession number,
idType is the type of field the user is supplying
matchType specifies whether data should be matched exactly or partially.
valid idTypes are:
valid matchTypes are:
The getGOinfo function returns all locuslinks and their corresponding gene
ontology id's. This function is currently used by the GO Browser.
How to use functions
The following is an example of calling the search function via a Perl application:
my @res = ("no", "yes");
my $res = "start";
$soap_response = SOAP::Lite
-> proxy('http://bioinformatics.mdanderson.org/GeneLink/GeneLinkService.cgi', timeout => 5000)
-> search('U85267','Accession Numbers','match exactly');
$res = $soap_response->result;
print "unigene is elem $$res\n";
print "gene symbol is elem $$res\n";
print "chromosome is elem $$res\n";