The Pathway Ontology captures information on biological networks, the relationships between netweorks and the alterations or malfunctioning of such networks within a hierarchical structure. The five main branches of the ontology are: classic metabolic pathways, regulatory, signaling, drug, and disease pathwaysfor complex human conditions.

Preferred Prefix
drug metabolism human life science obo ontology pathway
Homepage Repository OBO OWL @ratgenome
G. Thomas Hayman   0000-0002-9553-7227   gthayman
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in Pathway ontology should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
0000423   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from Pathway ontology should match this regular expression:

Example CURIE
MIRIAM Namespace Embedded in LUI
The legacy MIRIAM standard for generating CURIEs with this resource annotates the namespaceEmbeddedInLUI as true. This means that you may see local unique identifiers that include a redundant prefix and delimiter (also known as a banana) and therefore look like a CURIE. For Pathway ontology, the banana looks like PW:. Therefore, you may see local unique identifiers for this resource that look like PW:0000423 (instead of the canonical form 0000423) and CURIEs for this resource that look like pw:PW:0000423 (instead of the canonical form pw:0000423). The Bioregistry will automatically strip off the banana when standardizing local unique identifiers and CURIEs.
Metaregistry Pathway ontology

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 11 mappings to external registries for pw with 3 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Registry Metaprefix External Prefix Curate
AberOWL AberOWL logo aberowl PW
BioContext biocontext PW
BioPortal BioPortal Prefixes logo bioportal PW
FAIRSharing FAIRSharing logo fairsharing FAIRsharing.f73xhd logo miriam pw
N2T Name-to-Thing logo n2t pw
OBO Foundry OBO Foundry logo obofoundry pw
OLS Ontology Lookup Service logo ols pw
OntoBee OntoBee logo ontobee PW
Prefix Commons Prefix Commons logo prefixcommons pw
Wikidata Wikidata Property logo wikidata P7333

Providers are various services that resolve CURIEs to URLs. The example CURIE pw:0000423 is used to demonstrate the provides available for pw. Generation of OLS and BioPortal URLs requires additional programmatic logic beyond string formatting.

Name Metaprefix URI
Pathway ontology pw
Bioregistry bioregistry miriam
OBO Foundry obofoundry
Ontology Lookup Service ols
Name-to-Thing n2t
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal
Extra Providers

Additional providers curated in the Bioregistry are listed here.

Code Name URL
bio2rdf Bio2RDF
miriam_obo_legacy MIRIAM OBO Legacy