Table 1

Chilibot dictionary of gene/protein synonyms.

Database

Number of gene symbols collected


SwissProt

84462

LocusLink

23924

GDB

15770

HUGO

15905

OMIM

8291

SGD

4325


Flat text file versions of the six databases were downloaded from their corresponding ftp sites. Synonym pairs were extracted from the corresponding fields and entries with the same symbol from the six databases were then combined in a case insensitive manner. (HUGO: Human Genome Organization; OMIM: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man; SGD: Saccharomyces Genome Database)

Chen and Sharp BMC Bioinformatics 2004 5:147   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-5-147

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