Resource: A multi-species multi-timepoint transcriptome database and webpage for the pineal gland and retina

Eric Chang, Cong Fu, Steven L. Coon, Shahar Alon, Marjan Bozinoski, Matthew Breymaier, Diego M. Bustos, Samuel J. Clokie, Yoav Gothilf, Caroline Esnault, P. Michael Iuvone, Christopher E. Mason, Margaret J. Ochocinska, Adi Tovin, Charles Wang, Pinxian Xu, Jinhang Zhu, Ryan Dale, David C. Klein

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The website and database provides RNA sequencing data from multi-species analysis of the pineal glands from zebrafish (Danio rerio), chicken (White Leghorn), rat (Rattus novegicus), mouse (Mus musculus), rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta), and human (Homo sapiens); in most cases, retinal data are also included along with results of the analysis of a mixture of RNA from tissues. Studies cover day and night conditions; in addition, a time series over multiple hours, a developmental time series and pharmacological experiments on rats are included. The data have been uniformly re-processed using the latest methods and assemblies to allow for comparisons between experiments and to reduce processing differences. The website presents search functionality, graphical representations, Excel tables, and track hubs of all data for detailed visualization in the UCSC Genome Browser. As more data are collected from investigators and improved genomes become available in the future, the website will be updated. This database is in the public domain and elements can be reproduced by citing the URL and this report. This effort makes the results of 21st century transcriptome profiling widely available in a user-friendly format that is expected to broadly influence pineal research.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere12673
JournalJournal of Pineal Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2020

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  • RNA-Seq
  • biological rhythms
  • neurotranscriptomics
  • pineal
  • retina
  • transcriptome
  • webpage


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