COXPRESdb v7: a gene coexpression database for 11 animal species supported by 23 coexpression platforms for technical evaluation and evolutionary inference

Nucleic Acids Res. 2019 Jan 8;47(D1):D55-D62. doi: 10.1093/nar/gky1155.


The advent of RNA-sequencing and microarray technologies has led to rapid growth of transcriptome data generated for a wide range of organisms, under various cellular, organ and individual conditions. Since the number of possible combinations of intercellular and extracellular conditions is almost unlimited, cataloging all transcriptome conditions would be an immeasurable challenge. Gene coexpression refers to the similarity of gene expression patterns under various conditions, such as disease states, tissue types, and developmental stages. Since the quality of gene coexpression data depends on the quality and quantity of transcriptome data, timely usage of the growing data is key to promoting individual research in molecular biology. COXPRESdb ( is a database providing coexpression information for 11 animal species. One characteristic feature of COXPRESdb is its ability to compare multiple coexpression data derived from different transcriptomics technologies and different species, which strongly reduces false positive relationships in individual gene coexpression data. Here, we summarized the current version of this database, including 23 coexpression platforms with the highest-level quality till date. Using various functionalities in COXPRESdb, the new coexpression data would support a broader area of research from molecular biology to medical sciences.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biological Evolution*
  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Gene Expression Profiling*
  • Genomics / methods
  • Molecular Sequence Annotation
  • Phylogeny