DescriptionCellMontage is a system for searching gene expression databases for cells or tissues similar to the query gene expression profile. The similarity of two profiles is computed by comparing the order of genes ranked by expression.
Main Institutes of managementComputational Biology Research Center (CBRC), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Country of the InstituteJapan
URL of the site
Input exampleSelect "Database" and paste "Query" in the text box, and then push the "Begin Search" button. Input the "keyword" in the text box and select "Database", and then push the "GO" button.
Keywordmicroarray | GEO | ArrayExpress | cell type
Amount of the all data for download(Mbyte) | Method to obtain the all data.65,259|Download from the page "".
External resources (databases) in building the product.NCBI
Data typeGene expression | Cell | Tissue
Biological species in the main concernHomo sapiens [Taxonomy_id: 9606, human]
Conditions of useNone
Frequency of updates (in last two years)5
Last date of updates (date of confirmation)2009/10/22 (2019/07/03)
Main IDs used in the productsGEO ID
How to make a link to get access to each IDs.None
external databases to which this database/tool have linksGEO (
Published papers (PubMed IDs)pmid:17895274 | pmid:16819796 | Wataru Fujibuchi, Larisa Kiseleva, Takeaki Taniguchi & Paul Horton, "Development of Cell Knowledge Base and Prediction of Cell Types and Characteristics by Gene Expression Profiles" (in Japanese), IPSJ SIG Technical Report 2005-BIO-2, pp. 33-37. 2005. | "GENE EXPRESSION PROFILE RETRIEVING APPARATUS, GENE EXPRESSION PROFILE RETRIEV\ ING METHOD, AND PROGRAM" US patent [US_11/235150] 2005/09/27 | Reality for finding homologous gene expression profiles, Fujibuchi, W. and Horton, P., poster presentation at BITS 2004 Oct. 30 in Kazusa DNA research institute, Chiba. | CellMontage - Cell type retrieval system by gene expression profiles, Fujibuchi, W., oral presentation at AIST bioinformatics educational course symposium, 2004 Oct. 1. | Microarray analysis on many genes determine a cell type., Fujibuchi, W., poster presentation at ISMB 2004 Aug. in Glasgow. | Development of similar cell search system, "Cell Montage" from gene expression profiles., Fujibuchi, W. and Horton, P., poster presentation at life science field research workshop, 2004 Feb. 3(Japanese).
Operational Statusavailable