Entrez Gene: gene-centered information at NCBI

Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan;39(Database issue):D52-7. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkq1237. Epub 2010 Nov 28.


Entrez Gene (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene) is National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)'s database for gene-specific information. Entrez Gene maintains records from genomes which have been completely sequenced, which have an active research community to submit gene-specific information, or which are scheduled for intense sequence analysis. The content represents the integration of curation and automated processing from NCBI's Reference Sequence project (RefSeq), collaborating model organism databases, consortia such as Gene Ontology and other databases within NCBI. Records in Entrez Gene are assigned unique, stable and tracked integers as identifiers. The content (nomenclature, genomic location, gene products and their attributes, markers, phenotypes and links to citations, sequences, variation details, maps, expression, homologs, protein domains and external databases) is available via interactive browsing through NCBI's Entrez system, via NCBI's Entrez programming utilities (E-Utilities) and for bulk transfer by FTP.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Intramural

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Genes*
  • Genomics
  • Internet
  • National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
  • United States
  • User-Computer Interface