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WikiCell (a portal for a unified view of the human transcriptome)

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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: 2013-02-23
Version: 1.0
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Country/Region: China
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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
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Created on: 2016-05-06
Curated by:
Dong Zou [2019-11-18]
Dong Zou [2019-09-09]


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WikiCell: a unified resource platform for human transcriptomics research. [PMID: 22702248]
Zhao D, Wu J, Zhou Y, Gong W, Xiao J, Yu J.

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, 2020-08-01)