TITLE

iCartiGD: the Integrated Cartilage Gene Database

AUTHOR(S)
Yeung, Ming-Yiu; Smith, David K; Chan, Matthew SY; Li, Cheuk M; Wong, Brian C; Cheung, Kenneth MC; Luk, Keith DK; Cheah, Kathryn SE; Sham, Pak; Chan, Danny; Song, You-Qiang
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
BMC Genetics;2007, Vol. 8, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background: Diseases of cartilage, such as arthritis and degenerative disc disease, affect the majority of the general population, particularly with ageing. Discovery and understanding of the genes and pathways involved in cartilage biology will greatly assist research on the development, degeneration and disorders of cartilage. Description: We have established the Integrated Cartilage Gene Database (iCartiGD) of genes that are known, based on results from high throughput experiments, to be expressed in cartilage. Information about these genes is extracted automatically from public databases and presented as a single page report via a web-browser. A variety of flexible search options are provided and the chromosomal distribution of cartilage associated genes can be presented. Conclusion: iCartiGD provides a comprehensive source of information on genes known to be expressed in cartilage. It will remain current due to its automatic update capability and provide researchers with an easily accessible resource for studies involving cartilage. Genetic studies of the development and disorders of cartilage will benefit from this database.
ACCESSION #
29324066

 

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