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The Rat Genome Database (RGD, http://rgd.mcw.edu) provides the most comprehensive data repository and informatics platform related to the laboratory rat, one of the most important model organisms for disease studies. RGD maintains and updates datasets for genomic elements such as genes, transcripts and increasingly in recent years, sequence variations, as(More)
Deep phenotyping has been defined as the precise and comprehensive analysis of phenotypic abnormalities in which the individual components of the phenotype are observed and described. The three components of the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO; www.human-phenotype-ontology.org) project are the phenotype vocabulary, disease-phenotype annotations and the(More)
Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) production in immortalized, nontransformed cells derived from wild-type, cyclooxygenase 1-deficient (COX-1(-/-)) or cyclooxygenase 2-deficient (COX-2(-/-)) mice was examined after treatment with interleukin (IL)-1beta, tumor necrosis factor alpha, acidic fibroblast growth factor, and phorbol ester (phorbol myristate acetate).(More)
Biological databases have become ubiquitous as demonstrated by the 1,170 molecular biology databases catalogued in the 2009 Nucleic Acids Research online Molecular Biology Database Collection [1]. While researchers have come to rely on the valuable data in these resources, there often is little understanding of how the data are acquired and integrated, and(More)
Gene function curation via Gene Ontology (GO) annotation is a common task among Model Organism Database groups. Owing to its manual nature, this task is considered one of the bottlenecks in literature curation. There have been many previous attempts at automatic identification of GO terms and supporting information from full text. However, few systems have(More)
The Rat Genome Database (RGD, http://rgd.mcw.edu) was developed to provide a core resource for rat researchers combining genetic, genomic, pathway, phenotype and strain information with a focus on disease. RGD users are provided with access to structured and curated data from the molecular level through to the level of the whole organism, including the(More)
The Rat Genome Database (RGD) was started >10 years ago to provide a core genomic resource for rat researchers. Currently, RGD combines genetic, genomic, pathway, phenotype and strain information with a focus on disease. RGD users are provided with access to structured and curated data from the molecular level through the organismal level. Those users(More)
The Rat Genome Database (RGD) is the premier repository of rat genomic and genetic data and currently houses over 40 000 rat gene records, as well as human and mouse orthologs, 1857 rat and 1912 human quantitative trait loci (QTLs) and 2347 rat strains. Biological information curated for these data objects includes disease associations, phenotypes,(More)
The Rat Genome Database (RGD) is the premier repository of rat genomic and genetic data and currently houses over 40,000 rat gene records as well as human and mouse orthologs, 1771 rat and 1911 human quantitative trait loci (QTLs) and 2209 rat strains. Biological information curated for these data objects includes disease associations, phenotypes, pathways,(More)
We previously reported that ceramide, the immediate product of sphingomyelin hydrolysis, increases in response to interleukin (IL)-1 beta and plays a role in modulating IL-1 beta-mediated prostaglandin E2 production and cyclooxygenase gene expression in human fibroblasts (Ballou, L. R., C. P. Chao, M. A. Holness, S. C. Barker, and R. Raghow. 1992. J. Biol.(More)