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Full name: Cell-cycle Database
Description: Cycle base is a multi-organism database on cell-cycle regulation and phenotypes
Year founded: 2008
Last update: NA
Version: v3.0
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Country/Region: Denmark
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University/Institution: University of Copenhagen
Address: 2200 Copenhagen, Denmark
City: Copenhagen
Country/Region: Denmark
Contact name (PI/Team): Lars Juhl Jensen
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Cyclebase 3.0: a multi-organism database on cell-cycle regulation and phenotypes. [PMID: 25378319]
Santos A, Wernersson R, Jensen LJ.

The eukaryotic cell division cycle is a highly regulated process that consists of a complex series of events and involves thousands of proteins. Researchers have studied the regulation of the cell cycle in several organisms, employing a wide range of high-throughput technologies, such as microarray-based mRNA expression profiling and quantitative proteomics. Due to its complexity, the cell cycle can also fail or otherwise change in many different ways if important genes are knocked out, which has been studied in several microscopy-based knockdown screens. The data from these many large-scale efforts are not easily accessed, analyzed and combined due to their inherent heterogeneity. To address this, we have created Cyclebase--available at online database that allows users to easily visualize and download results from genome-wide cell-cycle-related experiments. In Cyclebase version 3.0, we have updated the content of the database to reflect changes to genome annotation, added new mRNA and protein expression data, and integrated cell-cycle phenotype information from high-content screens and model-organism databases. The new version of Cyclebase also features a new web interface, designed around an overview figure that summarizes all the cell-cycle-related data for a gene. © The Author(s) 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Nucleic Acids Research.

Nucleic Acids Res. 2015:43(Database issue) | 72 Citations (from Europe PMC, 2021-06-19)
19934261 version 2.0, an updated comprehensive, multi-species repository of cell cycle experiments and derived analysis results. [PMID: 19934261]
Gauthier NP, Jensen LJ, Wernersson R, Brunak S, Jensen TS.

Cell division involves a complex series of events orchestrated by thousands of molecules. To study this process, researchers have employed mRNA expression profiling of synchronously growing cell cultures progressing through the cell cycle. These experiments, which have been carried out in several organisms, are not easy to access, combine and evaluate. Complicating factors include variation in interdivision time between experiments and differences in relative duration of each cell-cycle phase across organisms. To address these problems, we created Cyclebase, an online resource of cell-cycle-related experiments. This database provides an easy-to-use web interface that facilitates visualization and download of genome-wide cell-cycle data and analysis results. Data from different experiments are normalized to a common timescale and are complimented with key cell-cycle information and derived analysis results. In Cyclebase version 2.0, we have updated the entire database to reflect changes to genome annotations, included information on cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) substrates, predicted degradation signals and loss-of-function phenotypes from genome-wide screens. The web interface has been improved and provides a single, gene-centric graph summarizing the available cell-cycle experiments. Finally, key information and links to orthologous and paralogous genes are now included to further facilitate comparison of cell-cycle regulation across species. Cyclebase version 2.0 is available at

Nucleic Acids Res. 2010:38(Database issue) | 40 Citations (from Europe PMC, 2021-06-19)
17940094 comprehensive multi-organism online database of cell-cycle experiments. [PMID: 17940094]
Gauthier NP, Larsen ME, Wernersson R, de Lichtenberg U, Jensen LJ, Brunak S, Jensen TS.

The past decade has seen the publication of a large number of cell-cycle microarray studies and many more are in the pipeline. However, data from these experiments are not easy to access, combine and evaluate. We have developed a centralized database with an easy-to-use interface,, for viewing and downloading these data. The user interface facilitates searches for genes of interest as well as downloads of genome-wide results. Individual genes are displayed with graphs of expression profiles throughout the cell cycle from all available experiments. These expression profiles are normalized to a common timescale to enable inspection of the combined experimental evidence. Furthermore, state-of-the-art computational analyses provide key information on both individual experiments and combined datasets such as whether or not a gene is periodically expressed and, if so, the time of peak expression. Cyclebase is available at

Nucleic Acids Res. 2008:36(Database issue) | 44 Citations (from Europe PMC, 2021-06-19)


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Created on: 2015-06-20
Curated by:
Mengwei Li [2016-03-31]
Mengwei Li [2015-12-07]
Mengwei Li [2015-06-27]
Jian Sang [2015-06-26]