a catalog of biological databases
|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.|
|University/Institution:||Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences|
|Address:||No.1 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District|
|Contact name (PI/Team):||Jingfa Xiao|
|Contact email (PI/Helpdesk):||firstname.lastname@example.org|
WikiCell: a unified resource platform for human transcriptomics research. [PMID: 22702248]
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 http://www.wikicell.org/.