The next generation of melanocyte data: Genetic, epigenetic, and transcriptional resource datasets and analysis tools

Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2018 May;31(3):442-447. doi: 10.1111/pcmr.12687. Epub 2018 Feb 1.


The number of melanocyte- and melanoma-derived next generation sequence genome-scale datasets have rapidly expanded over the past several years. This resource guide provides a summary of publicly available sources of melanocyte cell derived whole genome, exome, mRNA and miRNA transcriptome, chromatin accessibility and epigenetic datasets. Also highlighted are bioinformatic resources and tools for visualization and data queries which allow researchers a genome-scale view of the melanocyte.

Keywords: RNA-seq; chromatin; epigenetic; melanocyte; melanoma.

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Nucleic Acid*
  • Epigenesis, Genetic*
  • Humans
  • Melanocytes*
  • Melanoma / genetics*
  • Transcription, Genetic*