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Full name: Expression Database of Human Long non-coding RNAs
Description: a comprehensive database for lncRNA expression. It covers expression profiles of lncRNA genes across various biological contexts, predicts potential functional lncRNAs and their interacting partners, and thus provides essential guidance on experimental design.
Year founded: 2020
Last update: 2020-09
Version: v1
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Country/Region: China

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University/Institution: Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Address: National Genomics Data Center China National Center for Bioinformation / Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences No.1 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China
City: Beijing
Province/State: Beijing
Country/Region: China
Contact name (PI/Team): The LncExpDB Team
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LncExpDB: an expression database of human long non-coding RNAs. [PMID: 33045751]
Li Z, Liu L, Jiang S, Li Q, Feng C, Du Q, Zou D, Xiao J, Zhang Z, Ma L.

Expression profiles of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) across diverse biological conditions provide significant insights into their biological functions, interacting targets as well as transcriptional reliability. However, there lacks a comprehensive resource that systematically characterizes the expression landscape of human lncRNAs by integrating their expression profiles across a wide range of biological conditions. Here, we present LncExpDB (, an expression database of human lncRNAs that is devoted to providing comprehensive expression profiles of lncRNA genes, exploring their expression features and capacities, identifying featured genes with potentially important functions, and building interactions with protein-coding genes across various biological contexts/conditions. Based on comprehensive integration and stringent curation, LncExpDB currently houses expression profiles of 101 293 high-quality human lncRNA genes derived from 1977 samples of 337 biological conditions across nine biological contexts. Consequently, LncExpDB estimates lncRNA genes' expression reliability and capacities, identifies 25 191 featured genes, and further obtains 28 443 865 lncRNA-mRNA interactions. Moreover, user-friendly web interfaces enable interactive visualization of expression profiles across various conditions and easy exploration of featured lncRNAs and their interacting partners in specific contexts. Collectively, LncExpDB features comprehensive integration and curation of lncRNA expression profiles and thus will serve as a fundamental resource for functional studies on human lncRNAs.

Nucleic Acids Res. 2021:49(D1) | 17 Citations (from Europe PMC, 2022-05-14)


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Created on: 2020-09-06
Curated by:
Zhao Li [2020-11-25]
Xiaonan Liu [2020-11-24]
Dong Zou [2020-09-06]