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This function will Return a list of all pathways with the class "TopLevelPathway" which are annotated in your supplied species.


rba_reactome_pathways_top(species, ...)



Numeric or Character: NCBI Taxonomy identifier (Human Taxonomy ID is 9606.) or species name (e.g. "Homo sapiens"). See rba_reactome_species or Reactome Data Schema: Entries: Species.


rbioapi option(s). See rba_options's arguments manual for more information on available options.


Data frame where each row is a Top Level Pathway and columns are pertinent information.


Reactome's Events hierarchy for any specie will begin with pathways with class "TopLevelPathway" (e.g. "Immune System", "Metabolism of proteins"). further down in the event's hierarchy tree, each TopLevelPathway has has other events itself (e.g. "Adaptive immune system", "Innate immune system"). Based on the chosen pathway, the hierarchy tree would typically goes further down.

Corresponding API Resources



  • Marc Gillespie, Bijay Jassal, Ralf Stephan, Marija Milacic, Karen Rothfels, Andrea Senff-Ribeiro, Johannes Griss, Cristoffer Sevilla, Lisa Matthews, Chuqiao Gong, Chuan Deng, Thawfeek Varusai, Eliot Ragueneau, Yusra Haider, Bruce May, Veronica Shamovsky, Joel Weiser, Timothy Brunson, Nasim Sanati, Liam Beckman, Xiang Shao, Antonio Fabregat, Konstantinos Sidiropoulos, Julieth Murillo, Guilherme Viteri, Justin Cook, Solomon Shorser, Gary Bader, Emek Demir, Chris Sander, Robin Haw, Guanming Wu, Lincoln Stein, Henning Hermjakob, Peter D’Eustachio, The reactome pathway knowledgebase 2022, Nucleic Acids Research, 2021;, kab1028,

  • Griss J, Viteri G, Sidiropoulos K, Nguyen V, Fabregat A, Hermjakob H. ReactomeGSA - Efficient Multi-Omics Comparative Pathway Analysis. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2020 Sep 9. doi: 10.1074/mcp. PubMed PMID: 32907876.

  • Reactome Content Services API Documentation

  • Citations note on Reactome website

See also

Other "Reactome Content Service - Pathway Related Queries": rba_reactome_pathways_events(), rba_reactome_pathways_low()


# \donttest{
rba_reactome_pathways_top(species = 9606)
# }
# \donttest{
rba_reactome_pathways_top(species = "Saccharomyces cerevisiae")
# }