Dr.VIS v2.0: an updated database of human disease-related viral integration sites in the era of high-throughput deep sequencing

Nucleic Acids Res. 2015 Jan;43(Database issue):D887-92. doi: 10.1093/nar/gku1074. Epub 2014 Oct 29.


Dr.VIS is a database of human disease-related viral integration sites (VIS). The number of VIS has grown rapidly since Dr.VIS was first released in 2011, and there is growing recognition of the important role that viral integration plays in the development of malignancies. The updated database version, Dr.VIS v2.0 (http://www.bioinfo.org/drvis or bminfor.tongji.edu.cn/drvis_v2), represents 25 diseases, covers 3340 integration sites of eight oncogenic viruses in human chromosomes and provides more accurate information about VIS from high-throughput deep sequencing results obtained mainly after 2012. Data of VISes for three newly identified oncogenic viruses for 14 related diseases have been added to this 2015 update, which has a 5-fold increase of VISes compared to Dr.VIS v1.0. Dr.VIS v2.0 has 2244 precise integration sites, 867 integration regions and 551 junction sequences. A total of 2295 integration sites are located near 1730 involved genes. Of the VISes, 1153 are detected in the exons or introns of genes, with 294 located up to 5 kb and a further 112 located up to 10 kb away. As viral integration may alter chromosome stability and gene expression levels, characterizing VISes will contribute toward the discovery of novel oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes and tumor-associated pathways.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Nucleic Acid*
  • Disease / genetics*
  • High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Molecular Sequence Annotation
  • Neoplasms / genetics
  • Oncogenic Viruses / genetics*
  • Regulatory Sequences, Nucleic Acid
  • Virus Integration*