Database of literature derived cellular measurements from the murine basal ganglia

Sci Data. 2020 Jul 6;7(1):211. doi: 10.1038/s41597-020-0550-3.


Quantitative measurements and descriptive statistics of different cellular elements in the brain are typically published in journal articles as text, tables, and example figures, and represent an important basis for the creation of biologically constrained computational models, design of intervention studies, and comparison of subject groups. Such data can be challenging to extract from publications and difficult to normalise and compare across studies, and few studies have so far attempted to integrate quantitative information available in journal articles. We here present a database of quantitative information about cellular parameters in the frequently studied murine basal ganglia. The database holds a curated and normalised selection of currently available data collected from the literature and public repositories, providing the most comprehensive collection of quantitative neuroanatomical data from the basal ganglia to date. The database is shared as a downloadable resource from the EBRAINS Knowledge Graph (, together with a workflow that allows interested researchers to update and expand the database with data from future reports.

Publication types

  • Dataset
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Basal Ganglia / cytology*
  • Databases, Factual*
  • Mice