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Short name NCBI Gene
Full name NCBI Gene
Description Gene integrates information from a wide range of species. A record may include nomenclature, Reference Sequences (RefSeqs), maps, pathways, variations, phenotypes, and links to genome-, phenotype-, and locus-specific resources worldwide.
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene
Year founded 2005
Last update & version 2015-01-01    
Availability Free to all users
University/Institution hosted National Center for Biotechnology Information
Address Bethesda, MD 20892-6510, USA
City Bethesda
Province/State MD
Country/Region United States
Contact name Terence D. Murphy
Contact email murphyte@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
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Keyword(s)
  • Entrez Gene
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  • Gene: a gene-centered information resource at NCBI. [PMID: 25355515]

    Garth R Brown, Vichet Hem, Kenneth S Katz, Michael Ovetsky, Craig Wallin, Olga Ermolaeva, Igor Tolstoy, Tatiana Tatusova, Kim D Pruitt, Donna R Maglott, Terence D Murphy
    Nucleic acids research 2015:43(Database issue)
    42 Citations (Google Scholar as of 2016-03-24)

    Abstract: The National Center for Biotechnology Information's (NCBI) Gene database (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene) integrates gene-specific information from multiple data sources. NCBI Reference Sequence (RefSeq) genomes for viruses, prokaryotes and eukaryotes are the primary foundation for Gene records in that they form the critical association between sequence and a tracked gene upon which additional functional and descriptive content is anchored. Additional content is integrated based on the genomic location and RefSeq transcript and protein sequence data. The content of a Gene record represents the integration of curation and automated processing from RefSeq, collaborating model organism databases, consortia such as Gene Ontology, and other databases within NCBI. Records in Gene are assigned unique, tracked integers as identifiers. The content (citations, nomenclature, genomic location, gene products and their attributes, phenotypes, sequences, interactions, variation details, maps, expression, homologs, protein domains and external databases) is available via interactive browsing through NCBI's Entrez system, via NCBI's Entrez programming utilities (E-Utilities and Entrez Direct) and for bulk transfer by FTP. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Nucleic Acids Research 2014. This work is written by (a) US Government employee(s) and is in the public domain in the US.

  • Entrez Gene: gene-centered information at NCBI. [PMID: 21115458]

    Donna Maglott, Jim Ostell, Kim D Pruitt, Tatiana Tatusova
    Nucleic acids research 2011:39(Database issue)
    364 Citations (Google Scholar as of 2016-03-24)

    Abstract: Entrez Gene (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene) is National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)'s database for gene-specific information. Entrez Gene maintains records from genomes which have been completely sequenced, which have an active research community to submit gene-specific information, or which are scheduled for intense sequence analysis. The content represents the integration of curation and automated processing from NCBI's Reference Sequence project (RefSeq), collaborating model organism databases, consortia such as Gene Ontology and other databases within NCBI. Records in Entrez Gene are assigned unique, stable and tracked integers as identifiers. The content (nomenclature, genomic location, gene products and their attributes, markers, phenotypes and links to citations, sequences, variation details, maps, expression, homologs, protein domains and external databases) is available via interactive browsing through NCBI's Entrez system, via NCBI's Entrez programming utilities (E-Utilities) and for bulk transfer by FTP.

  • Entrez Gene: gene-centered information at NCBI. [PMID: 17148475]

    Donna Maglott, Jim Ostell, Kim D Pruitt, Tatiana Tatusova
    Nucleic acids research 2007:35(Database issue)
    557 Citations (Google Scholar as of 2016-03-24)

    Abstract: Entrez Gene (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=gene) is NCBI's database for gene-specific information. Entrez Gene includes records from genomes that have been completely sequenced, that have an active research community to contribute gene-specific information or that are scheduled for intense sequence analysis. The content of Entrez Gene represents the result of both curation and automated integration of data from NCBI's Reference Sequence project (RefSeq), from collaborating model organism databases and from other databases within NCBI. Records in Entrez Gene are assigned unique, stable and tracked integers as identifiers. The content (nomenclature, map location, gene products and their attributes, markers, phenotypes and links to citations, sequences, variation details, maps, expression, homologs, protein domains and external databases) is provided via interactive browsing through NCBI's Entrez system, via NCBI's Entrez programing utilities (E-Utilities), and for bulk transfer by ftp.

  • Entrez Gene: gene-centered information at NCBI. [PMID: 15608257]

    Donna Maglott, Jim Ostell, Kim D Pruitt, Tatiana Tatusova
    Nucleic acids research 2005:33(Database issue)
    839 Citations (Google Scholar as of 2016-03-24)

    Abstract: Entrez Gene (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=gene) is NCBI's database for gene-specific information. It does not include all known or predicted genes; instead Entrez Gene focuses on the genomes that have been completely sequenced, that have an active research community to contribute gene-specific information, or that are scheduled for intense sequence analysis. The content of Entrez Gene represents the result of curation and automated integration of data from NCBI's Reference Sequence project (RefSeq), from collaborating model organism databases, and from many other databases available from NCBI. Records are assigned unique, stable and tracked integers as identifiers. The content (nomenclature, map location, gene products and their attributes, markers, phenotypes, and links to citations, sequences, variation details, maps, expression, homologs, protein domains and external databases) is updated as new information becomes available. Entrez Gene is a step forward from NCBI's LocusLink, with both a major increase in taxonomic scope and improved access through the many tools associated with NCBI Entrez.

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DNA
Eukaryota Prokaryote Virus
Entrez Gene

Record metadata

  • Created on: 2015-06-20
  • Curated by:
    • Lin Liu [2016-04-11]
    • Lin Liu [2016-03-29]
    • Lin Liu [2016-03-24]
    • Mengwei Li [2016-02-13]
    • Zhang Zhang [2016-01-19]
    • Jian Sang [2015-12-11]
    • Lina Ma [2015-11-17]
    • Jian Sang [2015-06-28]
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