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STRINGdb - Protein-Protein Interaction Networks and Functional Enrichment Analysis

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

The STRINGdb package provides a R interface to the STRING protein-protein interactions database (

Author: Andrea Franceschini <andrea.franceschini at>

Maintainer: Damian Szklarczyk <damian.szklarczyk at>

Citation (from within R, enter citation("STRINGdb")):


To install this package, start R (version "4.4") and enter:

if (!require("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))


For older versions of R, please refer to the appropriate Bioconductor release.


To view documentation for the version of this package installed in your system, start R and enter:

STRINGdb Vignette PDF R Script
Reference Manual PDF


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Version 2.16.4
In Bioconductor since BioC 2.13 (R-3.0) (11 years)
License GPL-2
Depends R (>= 2.14.0)
Imports png, sqldf, plyr, igraph, httr, methods, RColorBrewer, gplots, hash, plotrix
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