CIL specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_05631
Name CIL
Alternative names Cell Image Library, CIL-CCDB, The cell
Restrictions to use Academic or non-commercial use
Community driven Yes
Data access File download, Browse
User data submission Allowed
Maintained Yes


  • Primates
    • Homo sapiens


  • person_outline David N. Orloff

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Publication for Cell Image Library

CIL citations


Pannexin2 oligomers localize in the membranes of endosomal vesicles in mammalian cells while Pannexin1 channels traffic to the plasma membrane

PMCID: 4313697
PMID: 25698922
DOI: 10.3389/fncel.2014.00468

[…] ll-resolution movies for the tomogram presented in Figure 7 can be accessed for downloading in the Cell Centered Database ( (CCDB Microscopy Product ID:48720; Project ID:2010) and Cell Image Library ( […]


New concepts for building vocabulary for cell image ontologies

BMC Bioinformatics
PMCID: 3293096
PMID: 22188658
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-12-487

[…] cabulary of high granularity that can be used to search cell imaging data. Since very few annotated cell image databases currently exist (a notable exception is the American Society of Cell Biology's Cell Image Library) [], there is an opportunity to experiment with a new approach to the development of terminology for this challenging application. We examine the possibility that a sufficiently gen […]

CIL institution(s)
Center for Research in Biological Systems, Basic Science Building, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA; Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
CIL funding source(s)
Supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) [RC2GM092708] of the U.S. National Institutes of Health to the American Society for Cell Biology; Open CCDB [GM082949 and RO1NS058296 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke (NINDS)]; and NCMIR [RR004050].

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