COXPRESdb in 2015: coexpression database for animal species by DNA-microarray and RNAseq-based expression data with multiple quality assessment systems

Nucleic Acids Res. 2015 Jan;43(Database issue):D82-6. doi: 10.1093/nar/gku1163. Epub 2014 Nov 11.


The COXPRESdb ( provides gene coexpression relationships for animal species. Here, we report the updates of the database, mainly focusing on the following two points. For the first point, we added RNAseq-based gene coexpression data for three species (human, mouse and fly), and largely increased the number of microarray experiments to nine species. The increase of the number of expression data with multiple platforms could enhance the reliability of coexpression data. For the second point, we refined the data assessment procedures, for each coexpressed gene list and for the total performance of a platform. The assessment of coexpressed gene list now uses more reasonable P-values derived from platform-specific null distribution. These developments greatly reduced pseudo-predictions for directly associated genes, thus expanding the reliability of coexpression data to design new experiments and to discuss experimental results.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Data Interpretation, Statistical
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Gene Expression Profiling* / standards
  • Humans
  • Mice
  • Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis*
  • Sequence Analysis, RNA*