CircaDB: a database of mammalian circadian gene expression profiles

Nucleic Acids Res. 2013 Jan;41(Database issue):D1009-13. doi: 10.1093/nar/gks1161. Epub 2012 Nov 24.


CircaDB ( is a new database of circadian transcriptional profiles from time course expression experiments from mice and humans. Each transcript's expression was evaluated by three separate algorithms, JTK_Cycle, Lomb Scargle and DeLichtenberg. Users can query the gene annotations using simple and powerful full text search terms, restrict results to specific data sets and provide probability thresholds for each algorithm. Visualizations of the data are intuitive charts that convey profile information more effectively than a table of probabilities. The CircaDB web application is open source and available at

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Animals
  • Circadian Rhythm / genetics*
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Gene Expression Profiling*
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Mice