I'm using Excel to compile genes involved in a pathway, that I'm getting from literature. I figured out that I can import an Excel file into Cytoscape to show interactions between different nodes. What I've essentially done is assign each node a separate number and this allows me to have interactions that shows nodes with the same name have different interactions. For example, I have a protein called NEDD4 (just a random example) that appears multiple times in my constructed pathway, but I want to show it as different nodes. I can do this by assigning a unique number to each node.
The problem is that I don't know how I can change the number to the actual name easily once I've uploaded the file into Cytoscape. I end up with just the number as the label for each node. If I use the actual name of the protein, then I think Cytoscape won't know which NEDD4 is which.
Is there some way I can easily change the names from the numbers? I have the protein name matching the corresponding ID number in my Excel file too.