WikiCell Edit

Citations: 10

z-index: 1.43

Basic information
Short name WikiCell
Full name a portal for a unified view of the human transcriptome
Description WikiCell presents a new model for EST databases that enhances and complements ongoing efforts. Each node of taxonomy at WikiCell has a dedicated wiki page, displaying dynamic pictures, description, references, system tree diagram, statistics and path.
Year founded 2012
Last update & version 2013-02-23 1.0
Accessibility Accessible
Contact information

The contact information is provided to facilitate update of database information, and it is curated based on the contact details in the database or the related publications. To ensure effective contact with database constructors, we give priority to the contact details in the database.

University/Institution Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Address No.1 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District
City Beijing
Country/Region China
Contact name (PI/Team) Jingfa Xiao
Contact email (PI/Helpdesk)
Data information
Data object
Data type
Database category
Major organism
  • WikiCell: a unified resource platform for human transcriptomics research. [PMID: 22702248]
    Dongyu Zhao, Jiayan Wu, Yuanyuan Zhou, Wei Gong, Jingfa Xiao, Jun Yu

    Here we present a database, WikiCell, as a portal for a unified view of the human transcriptome. At present, WikiCell consists of Expressed Sequenced Tags (ESTs), and users can access, curate, and submit database data by interactive mode, and also can browse, query, upload, and download sequences. Researchers can utilize the transcriptome model based on a human taxonomy graph. The sequences in each model are sorted by attributes such as physiological and pathological samples. The Genbank EST data format are conserved. Gene information is provided, including housekeeping genes, taxonomy location, and gene ontology (GO) description. We believe that WikiCell provides a useful resource for defining expression pattern and tissue differentiation based on human taxonomy mode. It can be accessed at

    OMICS 2012:16(6)

    10 Citations (from Europe PMC, 2019-09-03)


  • Ranking in all databases: No. 2725
  • Ranking in category/categories:
    • Expression: No. 491
The box plots depict Z-index distribution for all databases in Database Commons and for specific database category/categories. The red line indicates log2(Z-index) of WikiCell.

Word cloud

Related Database



Record metadata

  • Created on: 2016-05-06
    • ***d@*** [2019-09-09]
    • ***ojf@*** [2018-11-28]

Community reviews 0 stars (0 reviews)

quality & quantity
organization & presentation
accessibility & reliability
Reviewed by