Cellosaurus Edit

Citations: 8

z-index: 8

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Short name Cellosaurus
Full name
Description a knowledge resource on cell lines. It attempts to describe all cell lines used in biomedical research.
URL https://web.expasy.org/cellosaurus
Year founded
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Accessibility Accessible
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University/Institution Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
Country/Region Switzerland
Contact name (PI/Team) Amos Bairoch
Contact email (PI/Helpdesk) ssiws.bis@hcoriab.soma
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  • The Cellosaurus, a Cell-Line Knowledge Resource. [PMID: 29805321]
    Amos Bairoch

    The Cellosaurus is a knowledge resource on cell lines. It aims to describe all cell lines used in biomedical research. Its scope encompasses both vertebrates and invertebrates. Currently, information for >100,000 cell lines is provided. For each cell line, it provides a wealth of information, cross-references, and literature citations. The Cellosaurus is available on the ExPASy server (https://web.expasy.org/cellosaurus/) and can be downloaded in a variety of formats. Among its many uses, the Cellosaurus is a key resource to help researchers identify potentially contaminated/misidentified cell lines, thus contributing to improving the quality of research in the life sciences.

    J Biomol Tech 2018:29(2)

    8 Citations (from Europe PMC, 2019-06-08)


  • Ranking in all databases: No. 851
  • Ranking in category/categories:
    • Health and medicine: No. 154
    • Literature: No. 41
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  • Created on: 2019-01-04
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    • ***d@***c.cn [2019-01-12]
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