PubMeth -- a cancer methylation database combining text-mining and expert annotation

What you can do:
Search an annotated and reviewed database of methylation in cancer.
Highlights:
  • PubMeth is a cancer methylation database that includes genes that are reported to be methylated in various cancer types.
  • A query can be based either on genes (to check in which cancer types the genes are reported as being methylated) or on cancer types (which genes are reported to be methylated in the cancer (sub) types of interest).
  • PubMeth is based on text-mining of Medline/PubMed abstracts, combined with manual reading and annotation of preselected abstracts.
  • The text-mining approach results in increased speed and selectivity (as for instance many different aliases of a gene are searched at once), while the manual screening significantly raises the specificity and quality of the database.
  • The summarized overview of the results is very useful in case more genes or cancer types are searched at the same time.
Keywords:
  • Epigenetics
  • Methylation
  • Neoplasm
  • cancer
This record last updated: 04-15-2008

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