- Expression Atlas update-an integrated database of gene and protein expression in humans, animals and plants. [PMID: 26481351]
Robert Petryszak, Maria Keays, Y Amy Tang, Nuno A Fonseca, Elisabet Barrera, Tony Burdett, Anja Füllgrabe, Alfonso Muñoz-Pomer Fuentes, Simon Jupp, Satu Koskinen, Oliver Mannion, Laura Huerta, Karine Megy, Catherine Snow, Eleanor Williams, Mitra Barzine, Emma Hastings, Hendrik Weisser, James Wright, Pankaj Jaiswal, Wolfgang Huber, Jyoti Choudhary, Helen E Parkinson, Alvis Brazma
Nucleic acids research 2016:44(D1)
1 Citations (Google Scholar as of 2016-02-02)
Abstract: Expression Atlas (http://www.ebi.ac.uk/gxa) provides information about gene and protein expression in animal and plant samples of different cell types, organism parts, developmental stages, diseases and other conditions. It consists of selected microarray and RNA-sequencing studies from ArrayExpress, which have been manually curated, annotated with ontology terms, checked for high quality and processed using standardised analysis methods. Since the last update, Atlas has grown seven-fold (1572 studies as of August 2015), and incorporates baseline expression profiles of tissues from Human Protein Atlas, GTEx and FANTOM5, and of cancer cell lines from ENCODE, CCLE and Genentech projects. Plant studies constitute a quarter of Atlas data. For genes of interest, the user can view baseline expression in tissues, and differential expression for biologically meaningful pairwise comparisons-estimated using consistent methodology across all of Atlas. Our first proteomics study in human tissues is now displayed alongside transcriptomics data in the same tissues. Novel analyses and visualisations include: 'enrichment' in each differential comparison of GO terms, Reactome, Plant Reactome pathways and InterPro domains; hierarchical clustering (by baseline expression) of most variable genes and experimental conditions; and, for a given gene-condition, distribution of baseline expression across biological replicates. © The Author(s) 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Nucleic Acids Research.
- Expression Atlas update--a database of gene and transcript expression from microarray- and sequencing-based functional genomics experiments. [PMID: 24304889]
Robert Petryszak, Tony Burdett, Benedetto Fiorelli, Nuno A Fonseca, Mar Gonzalez-Porta, Emma Hastings, Wolfgang Huber, Simon Jupp, Maria Keays, Nataliya Kryvych, Julie McMurry, John C Marioni, James Malone, Karine Megy, Gabriella Rustici, Amy Y Tang, Jan Taubert, Eleanor Williams, Oliver Mannion, Helen E Parkinson, Alvis Brazma
Nucleic acids research 2014:42(Database issue)
89 Citations (Google Scholar as of 2016-02-02)
Abstract: Expression Atlas (http://www.ebi.ac.uk/gxa) is a value-added database providing information about gene, protein and splice variant expression in different cell types, organism parts, developmental stages, diseases and other biological and experimental conditions. The database consists of selected high-quality microarray and RNA-sequencing experiments from ArrayExpress that have been manually curated, annotated with Experimental Factor Ontology terms and processed using standardized microarray and RNA-sequencing analysis methods. The new version of Expression Atlas introduces the concept of 'baseline' expression, i.e. gene and splice variant abundance levels in healthy or untreated conditions, such as tissues or cell types. Differential gene expression data benefit from an in-depth curation of experimental intent, resulting in biologically meaningful 'contrasts', i.e. instances of differential pairwise comparisons between two sets of biological replicates. Other novel aspects of Expression Atlas are its strict quality control of raw experimental data, up-to-date RNA-sequencing analysis methods, expression data at the level of gene sets, as well as genes and a more powerful search interface designed to maximize the biological value provided to the user.