Sigma-Aldrich Introduces Your Favorite Gene™ - A Gene-Based Search Tool
Product News Apr 27, 2007
The Company says that this flexible search engine matches 150,000 shRNAs, 725,000 siRNAs, 4,000 antibodies, proteins and kits, and 1,000 bioactive small molecules to specific genes of interest.
Your Favorite Gene Search will be unveiled at the 2007 Experimental Biology conference in Washington D.C. on April 30, 2007.
"Your Favorite Gene is a unique addition to Sigma-Aldrich's Web-based tools enabling Life Science researchers to perform customized searches for human, mouse or rat genes and obtain gene information and Sigma-Aldrich's vast array of Life Science research products that are associated with their gene of interest," said Christina Shasserre, Vice President, Business and Development, Research Biotechnology business unit.
"We expect this to be a valuable tool for the Life Science researcher, facilitating their search for gene information and to identify products that they need to conduct their specific area of research."
Your Favorite Gene also provides integrated links to a variety of public databases such as the Compendia Bioscience, Human Protein Reference, NCBI Entrez Gene, and Cytoscape.
Researchers can use a wide range of terms to search the Your Favorite Gene including gene name, description, gene symbol and alternate symbols or aliases. Genes are further categorized by pathways and function, where researchers can refine or expand their searches based on those parameters to meet their needs.
Your Favorite Gene Web tool includes the Protease Finder, Antibody Explorer and Bioactive Nutrient Explorer.