Table 4

Results in response to queries for expression status of genes under different testicular conditions.

No. of genes retrieved in response to different queries


Database1

Normal testis (human)

Azoospermia (human)

Asthenozoospermia (human)

Testicular cancer2 (human)

Adjudin treatment (rat)

Developmental stage-postnatal (mouse)


MGEx-Tdb

12753

5215

10

16617

10982

15209 (day 14)

BioGPS3

403

14

0

3

0

2

RefExA4

92

3

0

3

NA

NA

TissueDistributionDBs4

16124

4

0

2

0

0

UniGene4

18421

4

0

194

0

15

HPRD

4249

2

0

0

NA

NA


Notes:

See additional file 9 for detailed methods;

NA: Not Applicable, i.e., data restricted to humans only in these databases;

1The URLs are listed in the additional file 4.

2Querying with testis AND cancer retrieved 116 genes in BioGPS; "Germ cell cancer" in testis retrieved 9655 genes (10042 hits) in TissueDistributionDBs and "Germ cell tumor" in testis retrieved 14874 genes (18130 hits) in UniGene and 2 genes in HPRD.

3Includes results from human, mouse & rat species (search can not be restricted to specific species).

4Number of genes in the results corresponding to different queries: probe names in case of RefExA & cluster IDs in case of UniGene & TissueDistributionDBs.

5Querying with alternative equivalent terms of postnatal (neonate) retrieved 10467 genes (11519 hits) in UniGene.

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