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Prostate gene expression

Genome Biology20012:reports2015

https://doi.org/10.1186/gb-2001-2-11-reports2015

  • Received: 15 August 2001
  • Published:

Abstract

The Prostate Expression Database (PEDB) is an on-site database of expressed sequences from both normal and diseased prostate tissues, with an integrated suite of bioinformatics tools for analyzing gene expression.

Keywords

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Search Engine
  • Analyze Gene Expression
  • Transcript Abundance
  • Bioinformatics Tool

Content

The Prostate Expression Database (PEDB) is an on-site database of expressed sequences from both normal and diseased prostate tissues, with an integrated suite of bioinformatics tools for analyzing gene expression. Derived from 38 prostate tissue- and cell-type-specific cDNA libraries, the database contains over 77,000 sequences obtained from both full-length cDNAs and expressed sequence tags (ESTs), and represents a broad spectrum of normal and pathological states, including preneoplastic and neoplastic states. Information about the sequences includes tissue source, sequence diversity and transcript abundance.

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Reporter's comments

Best feature

The attempt to construct molecular fingerprints of the normal, preneoplastic and neoplastic human prostate is the most impressive feature of PEDB.

Worst feature

The transcript abundance (Virtual Expression Analysis) search engine is almost impossible to set up. I tried using Netscape 4.7x (Apple and PC) and Netscape 6.1 (PC) (which runs SDK 2 rather than SDK 1.1), and was unable to get a satisfactory result as the java applet would not initialize. So this site would not be very useful for someone who is not comfortable with computers.

Related websites

More information on prostate cancer is available from the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the National Prostate Cancer Coalition.

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