DATABASE: Pancreas Profiling

Science  19 Sep 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5640, pp. 1641
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5640.1641d

Crucial for digestion and blood sugar control, the pancreas falters in diseases such as type I diabetes and cystic fibrosis. Researchers probing the molecular details of this organ's workings can log on to EPConDB, a database from the University of Pennsylvania that holds a wealth of information on genes that are active in the pancreas in mice and humans. Along with the usual details of gene function and protein structure, the site lets you download and analyze results from microchip experiments, such as a comparison of pancreatic gene activity at different stages of mouse development.

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