Integrative Tool for microArray and CESH Analysis (ITACA) is an application that enables simultaneous visualization and manipulation of microarray data (MA), Affymetrix microarray data (AFFY) and comparative expressed sequence hybridization data (CESH) in an intuitive graphical way.
The application can be used for analyzing the human and mouse data in order to detect the differentially expressed genes, useful tools in identification of candidate genes involved in different biological processes or diseases.
ITACA maps the data on the chromosomes and fetches information about displayed genes from Ensembl database using ENSJ API. It can also locate features on the chromosome using the corresponding id.
The obtained display can be printed or saved in a png format.
The application is written in Java and it uses ENSJ and JFreeChart, open source libraries for the connection to Ensembl db and for generating the charts respectively.